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Why the Apache Process Runs as Root in a Secure Global Desktop Deployment (Doc ID 1532540.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Global Desktop - Version 4.5 to 5.4 [Release 4.0 to 5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document explains the requirement for Apache / Tomcat related processes to be owned--and run--as root on a production SGD deployment. 


The Secure Global Desktop product is bundled with several third party technologies necessary for operation, and intended to facilitate the quick deployment of 'certified' combinations of products.  The Apache / Tomcat components are maintained by the Apache foundation, and bundled with little modification other than basic configuration with Secure Global Desktop.


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 Addendum : Example of a non-root Failure

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