Agent connection through Workbench for a local user

Document ID : KB000107435
Last Modified Date : 20/07/2018
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Question:
We are unable to set a new remote agent connection (AIX) through workbench for a local user. The same works when we provide a harvest user in the connection details.
In Harvest 7.1 we used to connect remote machines using our own accounts for check-in check-out tasks. Since the credentials for harvest's own account 'harvest' cannot be shared with everyone and they need to connect to the remote machines using their own accounts, please provide a solution for it.

Running the harvest agent services with root privileges is strongly restrictive and we are looking for an alternate solution
Answer:
There is no option to run multiuser agent without root previleges. 
The best option in your usecase would be to create a generic user and use that for all.