Linux user permissions

I’m following the instructions found at

What permissions does the user “cms” need to have? By default the account wasn’t allowed to write to “/usr/local”.

Am I missing something simple?



I ended up just creating a group and added the cms account to it; and set the appropriate permissions.

Apologize if this is just OS stuff and not specific to Hipppo.

This is more to do with tomcat and os specific permissions than with Bloomreach Experience Manager. It is common practice to set up a user to run your web container (also other services). These need access to the locations that container is running. So if you install tomcat in /usr/local/ then it may need to write in those folders for eg logs (but you can configure that to write in a different location).

The solution you chose sounds fine, just make sure the permissions aren’t too broad.