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NNMi and the iSPI products should run as non-root users

NNMi and the iSPI products should run as non-root users

Wherever possible, NNMi and the iSPI products should run as non-root users. We also want to reduce the need for the administrators to need root access to administer and maintain the applications.

https://softwaresupport.softwaregrp.com/km/KM00965235 “Why NNMi(Network Node Manager) requires root access” explains that processes need to start as root to allocate ports below 1024. Might it be possible to use a port translation process similar to NA to avoid the need to allocate these low ports and also have the customer use high ports for the HTTP and HTTPS access?

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PeteZ2 Super Contributor.
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Super Contributor.. Vesselin Kotaro Super Contributor..
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By default, iSPIs are not actually binding to ports below 1024 so it is expected that they won't run as root.

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Maxim_K
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I cannot Vote for Idea, but I can comment and confirm, that Idea will be userful.

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