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How to Run WebLogic Server on a Port Below 1025 as an Unprivileged (non-root) User (Doc ID 766676.1)

Last updated on MAY 16, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 6.1 and later
Generic UNIX


It is often desirable to set up WebLogic Server (WLS) to use (for example) port 80 for HTTP connections or port 443 for SSL connections so that the port need not be specified in the URL. On UNIX systems, however, binding a process to a port lower than 1025 must be done from the account of privileged user, usually root. Since running a long-running process like WLS as root is inherently insecure, what can be done to use such ports securely?


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