Tomcat user running CloverETL

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Tomcat user running CloverETL

Postby hewills » Fri May 26, 2017 6:09 pm

Currently we are using tomcat as our application server, and as such the tomcat user is running CloverETL.
Since it's normally recommended to have tomcat as a user without login, it makes it tricky having Clover run shell scripts.
Basically we have to have tomcat sudo as another user.

Is there a recommended way to setup tomcat permissions, and a way to start clover services?

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Re: Tomcat user running CloverETL

Postby cholastal » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:45 pm

Hi hewills,

Unfortunately, there is no universally recommendable user configuration. I assume you mean that the tomcat user doesn't have access to the Linux shell. In this case the options really are to run the scripts under another user who can do it (as you do now) or to allow the tomcat user to log-in and restrict him to the needed directories only. I know this is not ideal but there is not much we can do about it as it is closely related to the way how Linux works.

In case of any follow-up question, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,

Lukas Cholasta
CloverCARE Support

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