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Tech Tip : CA Single Sign-On : Policy Server :: Snmp Agent : How to set it as a service on Linux and run as a specific user ?

  • 1.  Tech Tip : CA Single Sign-On : Policy Server :: Snmp Agent : How to set it as a service on Linux and run as a specific user ?

    Posted 05-18-2018 03:11 AM

    Question:


    We want to run the Policy Server Snmp Agent and we have 3 questions :

     

    1 - The script /etc/init.d/NetegrityAgent has no start/stop values;
    Plus it can't be registered as service.
    How can we make this script registered as service in Unix ?

     

    2 - The SNMP service will not start on server boot, as symlink only to
    runlevel 5 and system by default run on runlevel 3. How can we
    make it starting at runlevel 3 ?

     

    3 - The SNMP service is executed as root, and it calls another script
    /opt/CA/siteminder/etc/snmp/conf/RunSubagent.sh which also
    executes as root java commands. How can we make it running for a
    specific user ?

     

    Answer:

     

    1 - In Linux, you have a service in order to start specific script :

    start shell script at boot time in linux redhat
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/30389938/start-shell-script-at-boot-time-in-linux-redhat?utm_medium=organic&utm_source=google_rich_qa&utm_campaign=google_rich_qa

     

    2 - The solution given in 1 will apply for runlevel 3.

     

    3 - If you want to use a specific user, then you need to allow this 

    user to :

    access port 8001 AGENTPORT=8001
    access and execute files under INSTALL_HOME
    execute the jvm JAVA_HOME

     

    KB : KB000096969