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  • 1.  Super user account

    Posted Feb 28, 2024 02:01 PM

    Is it possible to create an account which can perform the services reboot and other windows related operations which is equivalent to the spectrum super user?

    if no, please helps to understand why we can't?
    if yes, we will request our client to create one account which would have administration rights to perform changes on the spectrum server?

  • 2.  RE: Super user account

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Feb 28, 2024 02:41 PM

    Yes, you can use a service account to manage Portal, Data Aggregator, Data Collector, VNA, etc...

    Just make sure to follow the docs for setting up the sudoers file with commands needed to manage the services/etc.

    The installers also ask if you wish the install to be owned/run as a non-root user also.

  • 3.  RE: Super user account

    Posted Feb 29, 2024 06:57 AM

    Hi Jeffery,

    Thank you for answer this query, Can I have the Document for how can we create a similar access privileges like super user? and that user should have access to start and stop the Spectro server and as well as services.

  • 4.  RE: Super user account

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Feb 29, 2024 12:03 PM

    Only mention of sudo is in this doc for Spectrum:


    Linux Spectrum is installed as the spectrum user specified during install.  This user can call CLI, stop/start tomcat/webtomcat, SS/ARCHMGR.

    But can't stop/start processd and processes it manages.  So you'd need to add to sudoers for service account to stop/start SPECROOT/lib/SDPM/processd.pl.  And if the service account doesn't equal the spectrum admin user, you'll need to be able to become spectrum admin user in Linux or use sudo -u <adminuser> <command> to run commands.