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Appendix A. Technical Users Provided and Required by Satellite

During the installation of Satellite, system accounts are created. They are used to manage files and process ownership of the components integrated into Satellite. Some of these accounts have fixed UIDs while others take the next available UID on the system instead. In order to control the UIDs assigned to the various accounts, it is possible to fix the UID by predefining those accounts. Because some of the accounts have hard-coded UIDs, it is not possible to do this with all accounts created during Satellite installation.

The following table provides an overview of all the accounts created by Satellite during installation. Accounts marked with flex UID are allowed to be pre-defined with a custom UID before the installation of Satellite.

Red Hat does not recommend changing any parameter or value of a given account other than the UID, because fields such as home or shell are requirements for Satellite to work correctly.

Table A.1. Technical Users Provided and Required by Satellite

UsernameUIDFlex UIDHomeShell

qpidd

N/A

yes

/var/lib/qpidd

/sbin/nologin

foreman

N/A

yes

/usr/share/foreman

/sbin/nologin

unbound

N/A

yes

/etc/unbound

/sbin/nologin

foreman-proxy

N/A

yes

/usr/share/foreman-proxy

/sbin/nologin

puppet

52

no

/var/lib/puppet

/sbin/nologin

postgres

26

no

/var/lib/pgsql

/bin/bash

mongodb

184

no

/var/lib/mongodb

/sbin/nologin

apache

48

no

/usr/share/httpd

/sbin/nologin

tomcat

91

no

/usr/share/tomcat

/bin/nologin

qdrouterd

N/A

yes

N/A

/sbin/nologin

saslauth

76

yes

N/A

/sbin/nologin