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Old 05-09-2006, 12:30 AM   #1
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Tomcat should be started as root?


Hello,

when I start tomcat to serve my webapp should it be started as root or not?
I tried to start it as a regular user and got permission denied error.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 01:24 AM   #2
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You can just install tomcat in your home directory and start it as a regular user. Just chown the files to the correct user/group and it should work.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 01:42 AM   #3
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are there any problems if I run it as root?

thanks!
 
Old 05-09-2006, 01:45 AM   #4
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Running services as root is a security issue so it is not recommended, but it is ofcourse possible to run as root.
 
  


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