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Resloved: [Condor-users] Invalid user: root


I did have a condor user created; for some reason it didn't recognize it by default, but using '--owner condor' works fine. The documentation was perhaps a little unclear to me on this issue. It was clear that I should install Condor with root permissions, but it wasn't clear how one went about that. I knew that if I installed as an unprivileged user it obviously wouldn't have root permissions, but then the documentation said that the --owner flag was only valid for root installations. Silly me thought the --owner flag was a way to specify permissions other than root during a root installation, not that it specified an alternate user that Condor would run as when root access was not necessary.

Thanks again for your incredibly prompt response,

Alain Roy wrote:

Unable to find the user to run Condor daemons as. Please specify it using the --owner option

Now, I want Condor to run daemons as root, so I try:

./condor_configure --owner=root

And I get back:

Invalid user: root

Condor will run as root, but it prefers to do most operations as non-root, and only switch to the root user for things that must be done as root. This is for security.

You are selecting the non-root user that it will switch to. Many people create a 'condor' user on their system. condor_configure selects the condor user or the daemon user or nothing if it can't find either one. I'm surprised that you don't have the daemon user on your system--is that really the case? If not, the condor_configure may have a bug.


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