When I run this command

sudo systemctl enable /home/ec2-user/my_custom.service

I get

Failed to enable unit: Access denied

And When I run

systemctl enable /home/ec2-user/my_custom.service

I get

==== AUTHENTICATING FOR org.freedesktop.systemd1.manage-unit-files ====
Authentication is required to manage system service or unit files.
Authenticating as: Cloud User (ec2-user)
Failed to enable unit: Access denied

Now here I don't have any password to setting the new using sudo passwd ec2-user and then using that password but still the same error

Here is content of my_custom.service




Systemd units must be placed in one of the search paths that systemd looks for unit files in. They cannot be placed in any other directory.

Copy the file to /etc/systemd/system, run sudo systemctl daemon-reload and then you will be able to enable your service.

  • The same thing works normally and perfectly from /home/user/custom.service in Ubuntu 18 and Centos 7 also. Is this different in RHFL? – kanudo Jun 9 at 15:02
  • I followed the steps that you said but again the same error on RHEL – kanudo Jun 10 at 4:26
  • Hm. Does your executable exist? Is it actually executable? – Michael Hampton Jun 10 at 4:30
  • Yes its an executable. I can run it using the ./executable command. Every time i just get Failed to enable unit: Access denied – kanudo Jun 10 at 5:25

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