Real vs. Effective User ID

Discussion created by Andrew_Garland_7890 on Jul 29, 2016
Hello Automic Community!

We receive frequent questions about running Agents and the Service Manager with the proper permissions sets in Unix environments. As you know, setting up permissions can be complex especially if you need to edit these permissions on folders and sub-folders you have already set previously. One solution is the use of SETUID and SETGID. These commands set the Real vs Effective user ID which will run the process.
Below is an excellent article explaining how to implement a more complex permissions structure using SETUID and SETGID in unix.