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From Andrew Hunt <>
Subject How to run an application with different user to TC container
Date Thu, 16 May 2013 06:17:51 GMT
We have a Tomcat 7.0.39 instance with several applications running within it, but all running
as the same user as the Tomcat instance.  We have a new application we are wanting to add,
but this needs to run with a different user as it has different accesses it needs that cannot
be granted to the other applications.  I have searched and read, but found anything that looks
at this level of configuration.

For example, /opt/apache-tomcat-7.0.39/bin/ is executed as 'fewperms'.  It has an
application /mydbprocessor that does stuff using a jdbc connection to a db that also executes
as fewperms.  I am now adding an application /mydeployer that needs to have sudo rights that
'fewperms' may not have (company policy).

I would prefer not to have a separate instance of Tomcat to achieve this.  Everything I have
seen / read about so far is how to access TC as a user with a different user, not how to run
an application as a different user.


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