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I thought installing WAS as the root user is a poor security practice (I know everyone does it anyway).

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In response to the comment by rrpeters:You must always be root to install WAS. Once it's installed, you can modify the installation to run as a non-root user, and this is frequently done.What Bobby said about how editing configuration files requires that you are logged in as a user which has OS permissions to edit the configuration files is correct. However, not every system has root as the owner, so this use of wsadmin would work if you were logged in as the other non-root user, too. Just like if you were editing the configuration files with your favorite editor, you can also edit the configuration using wsadmin. In either case, you have to be the user that owns the files, so it's not a security hole.Maybe it would have been more clear if he wrote "usually" instead of "basically".

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