User IDs required to complete the Installation wizard

Prepare all of the user IDs required to complete your WebSphere Commerce installation.

To complete the installation of WebSphere Commerce, define the following IDs:
User ID Description
WindowsLocal Windows user ID This ID is required to install WebSphere Commerce. This ID is also assigned to start the services for the following WebSphere Commerce components and supporting software during the installation:
  • WebSphere Commerce Configuration Manager server
  • Any WebSphere Application Server services

Ensure that this user ID has the user rights that are documented in DB2 Database user ID requirements.

If your Windows user ID does not have Administrator authority, is longer than 20 character, or is not defined on the local machine, you cannot proceed with the installation.

Notes:
  1. Windows IDs must be defined on the local machine. IDs defined on a Windows domain server are not supported by the WebSphere Commerce Installation wizard.
  2. If you want to use DB2 Database with WebSphere Commerce, this user ID must also meet the DB2 Database user ID requirements that are outlined in DB2 Database user ID requirements.
  3. The Windows ID cannot start with the # character.
DB2 database user ID This operating system ID is required if you want WebSphere Commerce to install DB2 Database.

This ID must not exist before you install DB2 Database through the WebSphere Commerce Installation wizard.

As part of the installation of DB2 Database, the user ID under which all DB2 processes run is created.

To create the DB2 user, the following information is required:
  • User ID
  • password
  • Group to which the user ID belongs
  • Full path to the home directory for the user ID
Note: The user ID must meet DB2 Database user ID requirements that are outlined in DB2 Database user ID requirements.
AIXWindowsOracle database user ID This operating system ID is required if you are using Oracle database with WebSphere Commerce. This ID is the operating system user ID that owns the physical Oracle database files on the system.
This ID must exist before you installWebSphere Commerce. During the installation of WebSphere Commerce, you are prompted for the following information about the Oracle database user ID:
  • User ID
  • password
  • Group to which the user ID belongs
  • Full path to the home directory for the user ID

Ensure that the .profile script for the user ID does not contain any errors.

Note:
  • AIXWindowsOracle IDs must be defined on the Oracle server machine. For installing WebSphere Commerce with a local database, the Oracle server machine and WebSphere Commerce machine are the same machine. For installing WebSphere Commerce with a remote database, the Oracle server machine and WebSphere Commerce machine are different machines.
  • The user ID must meet any Oracle database user ID requirements that are outlined in the Oracle database documentation.
  • Oracle IDs are case-sensitive. Ensure that you have the correct case for the database administrator ID and the database user ID.
AIXLinuxWebSphere Commerce non-root user ID This operating system ID must exist before you install WebSphere Commerce. Ensure that you set the password for this user ID. Otherwise, someone can access the operating system with this unprotected user ID.

This ID prevents any security exposures that might occur from running the application servers as a user with root privileges.

This ID is also required to start and stop the WebSphere Commerce application server.
Note: You must start and stop your application servers with this non-root user ID. However, you might be prompted to input the WebSphere Application Server administrator ID and password to stop a WebSphere Application Server profile. The WebSphere Application Server administrator ID associated with the WebSphere Commerce instance is the same as the Configuration Manager ID.
To create the non-root WebSphere Commerce user ID, the following information is required:
  • User ID
  • Group the user ID belongs to. The specified group must be the primary/effective group for the ID.
  • Full path of the home directory for the user ID
Instructions for creating the WebSphere Commerce non-root user are provided in Creating WebSphere Commerce users and groups.
Also, this information is required to complete the WebSphere Commerce Installation wizard.
Note: During installation, the non-root user and non-root user group must be local; using LDAP users and groups is not supported.
DB2

DB2 Database user ID requirements

For installing WebSphere Commerce with a local database, all user IDs can be the same ID on the local machine.
DB2 requires that the user IDs for database administrators and database users adhere to the following rules:
  • The user ID cannot be more than 8 characters in length.
  • WindowsThe user ID cannot be more than 20 characters in length.
  • The user ID can contain only the characters a to z and 0 to 9 (uppercase letters are not permitted).
  • WindowsThe user ID can contain only the characters A to Z, a to z, 0 to 9.
  • The user ID cannot begin with an underscore (_).
  • The user ID cannot be any of the following words, in upper, lower, or mixed case: USERS, ADMINS, GUESTS, PUBLIC, LOCAL.
  • The user ID cannot begin with any of the following words in upper, lower, or mixed case: IBM, SQL, SYS.
  • WindowsThe user ID cannot be the same as any Windows® service name.
  • WindowsThe user ID must be defined on the local machine, and belong to the Local Administrator's group.
DB2 requires that passwords for database administrators and database users adhere to the following rules:
  • AIXLinuxThe password cannot be more than 8 characters in length.
  • WindowsThe password cannot be more than 14 characters in length.
The following IDs are the default DB2 Database user IDs that are created during the installation:
  • daswc1
  • db2inst1
  • db2fwc1