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OA Support Tip: How to change the default user for commands

By default, the agent starts automatic or operator-initiated commands under the user account that the agent is currently running under.  However, the Operations Agent can be configured to start commands under a different user account. 


This is done by setting the OVO_STD_USER parameter in the eaagt name space on the nodes.

This parameter can be configured as follows:

• The values can be configured in the Operations Agent installation defaults.
   (This is recommended if the user needs to be configured for large numbers of nodes)
• Using the ovconfchg or ovconfpar commands at a command prompt.
• Specifying the value of OVO_STD_USER in the format <user>/|<encrypted password>

For a domain user, the domain and user name need to be specified (ex: DOMAIN\AgentUser). 
For a local user, only the name needs to be specified (ex: AgentUser).
For the password, replace <encrypted password> with output from the following command: opcpwcrpt <password>.    This command can be started from a command prompt on the management server.

It is also possible to use the OVO_STD_USER when configuring or launching a tool by specifying the user name $OVO_STD_USER and leaving the password blank.


It is important to test whether the user account has appropriate rights to run commands and tools correctly.

For additional information, please reference the OA User Guide.

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