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How to install EEM with a non-root user as the iGateway owner


Article ID: 133719


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CA Workload Automation AE


According to documentation on installing silently EEM, it shows that there are 2 parameters that can be set, namely IGWUSER and IGWGROUP.
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However when installing EEM from the we don't get asked during installation to fill in these 2 fields. It will use 'root' by default.


Release : 11.3.6

Component : CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys) - CA Embedded Entitlements Manager


You can use following way to install iGateway as non-root user.

1. Run the and select EEM to install. 

2. Go thru the windows until you get to the point where you get the overview of your installation choices. 

    Stop here, do not click 'Next' as then it starts the installation. 

3. Open new window and go to the /tmp directory. 

    At this point all the EEM materials have been extracted to a location under /tmp. 

    You can find the name in the window where you have stopped. 

          Example :  /tmp/LSMEXaRJZdI/ca-cs-eem.d/$CASHCOMP/eem/install 

    Here you will find the executable

          EEMServer. -r-xr-xr-x. 1 root root 455694137 May 11 2017 EEMServer_12.60.0.5_linux.bin 

4. Copy this file to another location. 

    After you have copied this file to another directory, you can cancel the EEM installation. 

5. Execute now from this new location EEMServer_12.60.0.5_linux.bin 

6. It launches setup and you will get at some point following questions 


 CA Directory User Information 


Enter the user and group information for running the CA Directory services. 

 dxuser (DEFAULT: dsa): dsa 

 dxgroup (DEFAULT: etrdir): etrdir 


CA iGateway User Information


Enter the user and group information for running the CA iGateway services 

 igwuser (DEFAULT: root): user1

 igwgroup (DEFAULT: sys): group1

And proceed further with the installation. 

After the installation, it installed iTechnology folder with the userid you've provided. 


     drwxrwxr-x. 4 user1 group1 4096 Jun 21 15:02 iTechnology

     -rw-rw-r--.     1 user1 group1     37 Jun 21 15:02 iTechnology.location