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From "Looijmans, Mike" <>
Subject RE: How to change effective user id on Windows
Date Thu, 07 Jan 2010 14:42:59 GMT
The current configuration is correct in terms of security - the 'SYSTEM'
user is a limited account that has no access to the desktop nor shared
network resources.

Be warned that running a service under other credentials than the system
user is likely to lead to a less secure configuration, instead of


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Amit Agarwal [] 
> Sent: donderdag 07 januari 2010 15:08
> To:
> Subject: How to change effective user id on Windows
> Tomat on Linux starts as root to bind to port 80, and then 
> switches effective user id to nobody. Windows does not appear 
> to have concept of changing effective user. Tomcat service 
> runs as a local system on Windows. Need to change the user 
> for Tomcat after binding to port 80.
> How can this be achieved?
> -- 
> Sent from Karnataka, India

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