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How do I run apps as a non-root user in redhat 6/7 ?

TIMFOX123 asked
Last Modified: 2016-01-15
in the past I just let the install rpm set up an non root userid for an application.  
Where I am now we download source need to run it as non-root user without the RPM package taking care of this for me.
This is for newer versions of Redhat !

Does the rpm su to the user, runuser user another way of running an app ( apache, tomcat etc ) as a non-root user?

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