Solved

HTTPS as limited user

Posted on 2014-01-13
4
344 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-14
Hi Experts,

This is a more general question.  I tried to run tomcat configured as HTTPS server on a limited (non admin) account on Windows 7 pro.  I got blocked by the firewall.

I'm wondering if this is always the case- i.e., is there a way to run an HTTPS server as limited user without requiring elevation to admin status on the machine to be able to get around the firewall issue?

Thanks!
Mike
0
Comment
Question by:thready
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 77

Accepted Solution

by:
arnold earned 500 total points
ID: 39778391
do you get an error that the account lacks privileges to bind to the port 443?

In a domain environment, you can using a limited user grant them rights i.e. network rights.

Are you trying to impose on this setup something that is inherent when it is run on unix/linux?
starts with as root/ and then drops privileges to run as nobody??
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:thready
ID: 39778560
This is on Windows 7 pro.  How do you assign network rights to the user out of curiosity? I found out that tomcat forces you to run as admin do I guess that is why the firewall blocks the port.  There's a popup that usually gives you the option to add the firewall an exception for public or private networks but since I'm non admin, these options were not available...
0
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:arnold
ID: 39779376
I was wondering whether you are looking to run tomcat as a limied/non-admin user to mimic the functionality tomcat has when run under linux/unix.

If you do not have admin rights on the system, you can not add rights to the user.  A domain admin can assign rights to any user using GPO.

I believe it is not a firewall that denies, but the OS because tomcat is trying to bind to a restricted port (443)  The firewall alterations are needed to grant access to the port from the outside whether or not there is anything there listening.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:thready
ID: 39779403
Thanks
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
.htaccess file settings 4 63
SSH over http/https 8 136
Cpanel file manager 8 41
Apache module 5 47
Introduction This article explores the design of a cache system that can improve the performance of a web site or web application.  The assumption is that the web site has many more “read” operations than “write” operations (this is commonly the ca…
If you are a web developer, you would be aware of the <iframe> tag in HTML. The <iframe> stands for inline frame and is used to embed another document within the current HTML document. The embedded document could be even another website.
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question