2 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2008 6:54 AM by 807567 RSS

    N1SPS server and agent usernames

    807567
      Hi SPS gurus,

      I've got a question for you with regards to how to install/configure properly N1SPS.

      Can anyone confirm that the username used for installing N1SPS Master Server needs to be the same across to the Agents as well.

      Say for example, the following setup is wrong:
      On the master server - the server files are owned by user "n1spsms"
      On the master server - the agent files are owned by user "n1spsagt"
      
      On a random server - the agent files are owned by user "n1spsagt"
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      for the life of me - I could not get the blasted thing going until I changed the ownership of the files for the agent over to the n1spsms.

      n1spsms was able to ssh into the n1spsagt account, no questions asked, I have also modified the .../server/config/config.properties to tell ssh to use -l n1spsagt (in the line with -o|BatchMode yes),
      and it still didn't work. Mind you - at this point I am not really sure that telling SSH to do this here doesn't break something else either.

      So - could you confirm whether it is possible to have the agent and the server files owned by two different users?

      Thanks
      Ino!~
        • 1. Re: N1SPS server and agent usernames
          807567
          {noformat}Here's some information from the Installation Guide available at http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-2434/eezfd?a=view

          {noformat}
          h2. User Ownership of Applications
          The installation program prompts you to select a user and group
          to own the application that you are installing. If you want to configure
          the applications to communicate using SSH, install the Master Server,
          Local Distributors, and Remote Agents as the same user.

          The root user cannot own the Master Server. You can install
          the Master Server as the user that owns the Master Server or you can
          install the application as root and, when you are prompted, specify
          which user owns the Master Server .

          -----
          Note -
          If you are installing the Master Server or the CLI Client
          on a Solaris server, you must login as root.

          -----
          If you want the Remote Agent to have root privileges on the
          machine where it is running, then you must run the installation program
          as the root user. Even though you may specify a user other than root
          to own the Remote Agent, if you want the Remote Agent to have root
          privileges on the machine where it is running, start the installation
          program as the root user.
          • 2. Re: N1SPS server and agent usernames
            807567
            That's most useful!

            hmm... I guess when everything else fails - read the documentation. :)

            Ino!~