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[DOC] Automation Engine manual installation and requirements

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Article ID: 228625

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Products

CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine

Issue/Introduction

From the installation Doc (https://docs.automic.com/documentation/webhelp/english/AA/12.3/DOCU/12.3/Automic%20Automation%20Guides/Content/Installation_Manual/AE/InstalltheAE_UNIX.htm#link1) it is stated that :

  • Root authorization during the installation. Not required for operating the Automation Engine.
  • Own UNIX user ID for the Automation Engine (default: uc4, Home = /opt/uc4, Shell: ksh). The shell is only necessary during installation.


Is it correct ?

Environment

Release : 12.3

Component : AUTOMATION ENGINE

Cause

No, those statements are wrong, ROOT is not necessary at all to install the AE.
Also, the "KSH" shell is not mandatory.

Resolution

Documentation update will be done (release date TBD) :

This will be removed :

Root authorization during the installation. Not required for operating the Automation Engine.

This will be changed from :

Own UNIX user ID for the Automation Engine (default: uc4, Home = /opt/uc4, Shell: ksh). The shell is only necessary during installation.

To : 

Own UNIX user ID for the Automation Engine (default: uc4, Home = /opt/uc4)