Installing fixes as a non-root user

Grant permissions to a non-root user to install fixes.

Before you begin

This task applies only to HCL Connections deployments on AIX® or Linux®.

About this task

By default, only root users have the necessary permissions to install fixes for an 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:


  1. Create a non-root user.
  2. Create a home directory for the new non-root user.
  3. 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
    Directory Permissions Command
    app_server_root RWX chown -R non-root_user app_server_root
    connections_root RWX chown -R non-root_user connections_root
    path/tmp/efixes RWX chown -R non-root_user tmp/efixes

    where non-root_user is the account ID of the new non-root user and path is the path to the efixes directory.

    Notes: 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 fixes and fix packs.
Note: 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 Connections deployment on Linux®:

  1. Create a non-root user account called fix_installer.
  2. Create a home directory for the fix_installer user account.
  3. Open a command prompt and run the following commands:
    1. chown -R fix_installer /opt/IBM
      Note: In this example, the opt/IBM directory contains both the app_server_root and connections_root directories.
    2. chown -R fix_installer /usr/IBM
      Note: If the /usr/IBM directory does not exist, create it.
  4. Advise the new non-root user to log in and then download and install the latest fixes for Connections.