Before you begin
This task applies only to IBM
® Connections deployments on AIX
® or Linux
About this task
By default, only root users have the necessary permissions to install fixes for an IBM
Connections deployment. You can permit non-root users to install fixes by changing their permissions to access certain data directories.
To grant the necessary permissions to a non-root user, complete the following steps:
- Create a non-root user.
- Create a home directory for the new non-root user.
- Open a command prompt and grant the appropriate permissions to the non-root user by running the commands shown in the following table:
Table 1. Non-root user permissions
|app_server_root||RWX||chown -R non-root_user app_server_root|
|connections_root||RWX||chown -R non-root_user connections_root|
|data_directory_root||RWX||chown -R non-root_user data_directory_root|
|path/tmp/efixes||RWX||chown -R non-root_user tmp/efixes|
is the account ID of the new non-root user and path
is the path to the ptfs
- The execute permission that you grant for the data_directory_root directory is intended specifically for the search/dcs/stellent directory.
- Verify that the /tmp/efixes directory already exists before running the chown command.
When you have granted the necessary permissions, the non-root user can install interim fixes and fix packs.
If different non-root users intend to install fixes, you must first delete any files that might remain in the download directories since you installed earlier fixes.
Grant permissions to a new non-root user who wants to install a fix pack for an IBM
Connections deployment on Linux
Parent topic: Updating IBM Connections 4.0
Installing interim fixes
Installing fix packs
Setting the WAS_HOME environment variable
- Create a non-root user account called fix_installer.
- Create a home directory for the fix_installer user account.
- Open a command prompt and run the following commands:
- chown -R fix_installer /opt/IBM
Note: In this example, the opt/IBM directory contains both the app_server_root and connections_root directories.
- chown -R fix_installer /usr/IBM
Note: If the /usr/IBM directory does not exist, create it.
- Advise the new non-root user to log in and then download and install the latest fixes for IBM Connections.