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From Peter Crowther <>
Subject Re: How to change effective user id on Windows
Date Thu, 07 Jan 2010 14:11:38 GMT
2010/1/7 Amit Agarwal <>:
> 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?

Just start Tomcat as the non-system user on Windows.  Windows does not
prevent any process binding to "privileged" ports.

- Peter

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