System user and group

When you install Ricoh ProcessDirector on an UNIX-based system, the installation program creates a Ricoh ProcessDirector system user as a member of the Ricoh ProcessDirector group. You use the system user to log in to the system that Ricoh ProcessDirector runs on.

During installation on an UNIX-based system, you can use the default names that Ricoh ProcessDirector assigns for the system user, aiw1, and the Ricoh ProcessDirector group, aiwgrp1. On a Windows system, Ricoh ProcessDirector does not assign a default Ricoh ProcessDirector system user name and group. Instead, the installation program prompts you for the system user and group names.

If you need to follow your company's naming requirements, you can do one of these:

  • Create your own Ricoh ProcessDirector group and system user before the Ricoh ProcessDirector installation and then specify them when prompted during the installation. You must create the Ricoh ProcessDirector group first so the system user is created as a member of the group.
  • Specify your own Ricoh ProcessDirector group and system user when prompted during the installation.
The Ricoh ProcessDirector system user and group you specify will have the same authorities as the default aiw1 system user and aiwgrp1 group.

To create your own Ricoh ProcessDirector group and system user before installation:

  1. Log in as the root user.
  2. Enter this command to create a group:

    On an AIX computer:

    mkgroup group_name 

    On a Linux computer:

    groupadd group_name
  3. Enter this command to create a system user that is a member of the group you just created:

    On an AIX computer:

    mkuser pgrp=group_name home=home_dir user_name

    On a Linux computer:

    useradd -g group_name -d home_dir user_name

    The system user is put in the /home/user_name directory. Specifying the home directory, home_dir, is optional. If it is not specified, the commands use the default home directory that is set in /usr/lib/security/mkuser.default for AIX or /etc/default/useradd for Linux.
  4. Install Ricoh ProcessDirector. When prompted during the installation, enter the group and system user names you created.
 
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