Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX

Configuring Product Components With Non-root Identifiers

You must be root to run the Java ES installer. Because of this, all files placed on the machine by the installer are owned by root. However, when performing configuration after installation, you can assign a non-root runtime user or group to some product components. For example, you might be deploying Access Manager in an instance of Application Server that is not owned by root. For purposes of installation or administration, there are many reasons to configure a product component with a non-root identifier. Generally, the non-root user must already exist on the system, but this can vary by product component.

The following table provide links to information on configuring the applicable product components with non-root identifiers.

Table 6–3 Configuring Non-root Identifiers for Product Components

Product Component 

Where to Find Instructions 

Application Server 

Set up an entire administrative domain owned and operated by a non-root user. For instructions, refer to Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 Administration Guide.

Directory Server 

Create the server instance as a regular user, or specify the user when creating the instance. For instructions, refer to the Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Administration Guide.

Portal Server 

Use the Portal Server configurator to configure for non-root. Instructions for running the configurator as well as descriptions of the settings used are contained in the Postinstallation Configuration chapter of the Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 Administration Guide.

Web Server 

By default, Web Server is configured with webservd as the runtime user. When using the Web Server configurator, you can specify any runtime user ID. For additional information, refer to Installing Portal Server 7.1 on Web Server 7.0 in Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 Configuration Guide, then scroll down to the section called Installing Portal Server 7.1 as a Non-root User.