Startup Failure On Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0 When Installing As One User And Running As Another User (Doc ID 1433264.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 

The customer observes that the temporary generated dir is not usable and the web server fails to start up, if they install the product as a certain user and start the web server as another user even if both the users belong to the same group.

 

Changes


It is important to ensure that the user starting up the web server has appropriate write permission to the scratch (generated) dir.

Example:
The installation was performed as the webadmin id. If  some other user, webuser which is part of the same group as webgrp attempts to start the web server it will fail as that user id requires write permission to the generated dir. This may be resolved by modifying the perms on that dir.

#chmod g+w default-testapp
drwxr-x--- 2 webadmin webgrp 2 Mar 1 18:49 default-testapp

#ls -ltr

drwxrwx---  webadmin webgrp 2 Mar 1 18:49 default-testapp

 

Cause

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