I was trying to install tomcat 7 on Wheezy
Looking at several guides, I noticed that almost all of them suggest to create a dedicated user.. why?
I am also asking that because I have installed tomcat 7 through the repository and I looked that I have already a user suitable for that, I guess maybe the tomcat installation itself created it
cat /etc/passwd tomcat7:x:103:106::/usr/share/tomcat7:/bin/false
So my question is, do I need to create an (additional) user for my tomcat?
root@j51391:~# /usr/share/tomcat7/bin/version.sh Using CATALINA_BASE: /usr/share/tomcat7 Using CATALINA_HOME: /usr/share/tomcat7 Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /usr/share/tomcat7/temp Using JRE_HOME: /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle Using CLASSPATH: /usr/share/tomcat7/bin/bootstrap.jar:/usr/share/tomcat7/bin/tomcat-juli.jar Server version: Apache Tomcat/7.0.28 Server built: Dec 8 2012 06:51:43 Server number: 184.108.40.206 OS Name: Linux OS Version: 3.10.13-x86_64-jb1 Architecture: amd64 JVM Version: 1.7.0_45-b18 JVM Vendor: Oracle Corporation