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Old 21st May 2008, 03:59 PM
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running a service as a normal user

I need to run a service on my machine as a normal user (for licensing purposes, the user executing the commands will get to a license server, which will grant me the rights). Is there a way to do that ?

Currently I have the service set up with chkconfig - it starts and everything, but as root.

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Old 21st May 2008, 04:38 PM
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Add an su to your init script to change the user the service runs as:

su -m username -c /sbin/service
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Old 21st May 2008, 10:53 PM
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If you have script which use function daemon, try add to daemon option --user username.
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Old 23rd May 2008, 10:06 AM
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Thank you guys, it works now.
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