My Oracle Support Banner

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

Last updated on FEBRUARY 12, 2021

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.

Purpose

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

Scope

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.

Details

To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!


In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 Documentation
 Addendum : Example of a non-root Failure

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.