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Run Web application as Specific user.

Kishor Samant

Joined: Apr 11, 2012
Posts: 3
On my application server machine ,I have done drive mapping using specific user.
But with web application running on Tomcat I am not able to access this drive because tomcat runs as a windows service and not with user which has the actual access to drive mapped.
So i want know how to run web application on tomcat server with specific user.
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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Tomcat itself is an application and therefore it runs under a user ID of its own. Reckless people run it under an administrative/root user ID. Security-minded people create a special ID just for Tomcat.

Since Tomcat is a multi-user system it has to have security privileges that are the greatest common denominator of all the Tomcat users as used by the deployed webapps. Per-appuser environmental characteristics such as drive mappings are not possible, however because Tomcat doesn't attempt to virtualize an entire server OS.

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