This documentation supports the 19.11 version of BMC Digital Workplace Basic.

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Requirements for a non-root user to run the installer

In Linux environments, BMC Digital Workplace can be installed by a root or non-root user. Installing as a non-root user allows a user to maintain BMC Digital Workplace without the assistance of a system administrator. 

This procedure is part of the Preparing for installation of BMC Digital Workplace process. Make sure that the previous steps in this process have been completed.

Before a non-root user runs the BMC Digital Workplace installer

A system administrator must ensure that the non-root user account has read, write, and execute (rwx) access to the following directories and their files on each server that will be part of the BMC Digital Workplace cluster:

  • .profile file in your home directory (write and execute permission)
  • opt/bmc (If this directory does not exist, you must create it, and set the permissions.)
  • /tmp
  • JREHomeDirectory/bin (read and execute permission)
  • JREHomeDirectory/lib (read and execute permission)

A system administrator must review (and potentially modify) the /etc/security/limits.conf file to ensure that the open files limit [ ulimit –n ] section of the shell is set to 16384.

When running the installer

When you install as a non-root user, you must update the system configuration files manually. The installation script prompts you to do so and instructs you to start a shell where you have root access or full read and write permission.

After installation of BMC Digital Workplace is complete

To automatically start the BMC Digital Workplace server when your computer restarts, ask your system administrator to change the system startup scripts accordingly.

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