How to run Tomcat service as different user in RHEL 7

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Issue

  • How do I run the Tomcat service as a different user in RHEL 7?
  • When I change TOMCAT_USER property in /etc/sysconfig/tomcat is has not effect.
  • How can I keep my custom user changes to the Tomcat systemd service file?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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