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From Peter Crowther <Peter.Crowt...@melandra.com>
Subject RE: running tomcat with root user
Date Sun, 01 Feb 2009 15:51:12 GMT
> From: Brian Millett [mailto:bmillett@gmail.com]
> On Sat, 2009-01-31 at 19:25 -0800, epicwinter@hotmail.com wrote:
> > I have the latest tomcat 6 installed under centos 5.2.  The
> problem I am having is that it appears that I have to run
> tomcat as root user, because the spring app that tomcat
> starts needs to write files to other users' home directories.
>  The tomcat user doesn't have access to these directories.
> >
> > I tried making these users part of a shared group, but to
> complicate the problem the users are jailed using jailkit.
> So it doesn't appear that jailkit lets me add group write
> privileges to the home directories and maintain a working jail.
> >
> > Can anyone suggest another alternative?  I am not linux
> user expert so maybe there is an obvious solution i am missing?
> > thanks
>
> http://commons.apache.org/daemon/jsvc.html

Brian, how does this help the OP with their problem that the *application* needs to write
to user directories?

                - Peter

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