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From John Vines <>
Subject Re: Accumulo software and processes owner
Date Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:14:12 GMT
On top of what Adam said, the scripts under assembly/init.d will not only
install init.d scripts and set rc levels, they will also create an
accumulo, accumulo_trace, and accumulo_monitor user and the processes will
run under those users.

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 4:35 PM, Terry P. <> wrote:

> I just finished setting up an 8-node cluster using Cloudera CDH3u5 and
> Accumulo 1.4.2.  The Cloudera rpm installations created the hdfs Linux user
> and hadoop group (and others).  I initially created an accumulo Linux user
> and set it as the owner of the Accumulo software.
> However, after HDFS was up and running, when I attempted to start Accumulo
> as the accumulo Linux user, I of course got HDFS permission denied when it
> tried to write to HDFS.  Being a newbie, I didn't bother figuring out how
> to grant HDFS permissions to the accumulo account, I just started Accumulo
> as the hdfs user so I could get things rolling.
> As what user does one normally start Accumulo?  hdfs?  Linux root?  The
> Accumulo User Manual never recommends anything about who the Accumulo
> binaries should be owned by or what account it should be run under (e.g.
> root, or an accumulo Linux account).
> Thanks in advance,
> Terry

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