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Installing fixes as a non-root user

Grant permissions to a non-root user to install fixes.

This task applies only to HCL Connections™ deployments on Linux®.

By default, only root users have the necessary permissions to install fixes for an Connections deployment. You can permit non-root users to install fixes by changing their permissions to access certain data directories.

To grant the necessary permissions to a non-root user, complete the following steps:

  1. Create a non-root user.

  2. Create a home directory for the new non-root user.

  3. Open a command prompt and grant the appropriate permissions to the non-root user by running the commands shown in the following table:

    Directory Permissions Command
    app_server_root RWX chown -R non-root_user app_server_root
    connections_root RWX chown -R non-root_user connections_root
    path/tmp/efixes RWX chown -R non-root_user tmp/efixes

    where non-root_user is the account ID of the new non-root user and path is the path to the efixes directory.

    Note: Verify that the /tmp/efixes directory already exists before running the chown command.

When you have granted the necessary permissions, the non-root user can install fixes and fix packs.

Note: If different non-root users intend to install fixes, you must first delete any files that might remain in the download directories since you installed earlier fixes.


Grant permissions to a new non-root user who wants to install a fix pack for an Connections deployment on Linux:

  1. Create a non-root user account called fix_installer.
  2. Create a home directory for the fix_installer user account.
  3. Open a command prompt and run the following commands:

    1. chown -R fix_installer /opt/IBM

      Note: In this example, the opt/IBM directory contains both the app_server_root and connections_root directories.

    2. chown -R fix_installer /usr/IBM

      Note: If the /usr/IBM directory does not exist, create it.

  4. Advise the new non-root user to log in and then download and install the latest fixes for Connections.

Parent topic: Updating Connections 8.0 with the latest fixes