Although the Java ES installer is designed to run as root, you might want to install some components as non-root. This is not a trivial process, but some deployments require it. To install either Access Manager or Portal Server as a non-root user on either Solaris OS or Linux, refer to the following instructions:
Access Manager. To install Access Manager as a non-root user, follow the instructions contained in Chapter 9, Configuring Access Manager to Run as a Non-root User, in Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Postinstallation Guide.
Portal Server. To install Portal Server as a non-root user, follow the instructions contained in Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 Configuration Guide.
HP-UX does not support non-root.
For additional non-root information in this document, see Configuring Product Components With Non-root Identifiers