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Signiant Processes Must Run As Root or System Print


Problem

Should Signiant processes run as root on Linux and OSX systems or as System on Windows systems?

Solution

The Signiant Manager software must run as root. The installer creates all required external user accounts at install time.The user IDs: postgres, transmgr and the dtm group do need to be created.

The web server, scheduling server, CA server, Agent and Rules Server all run as root level daemons. 

On Agents, the main listener processes dds_pc and dds_udp_relay run as root on UNIX systems and as System on Windows systems.

To maintain security, Signiant relies on user authentication, grants, ACLs and certificates  to control Manager access, validate transfers and execute remote jobs.