Agent connection through Workbench for a local user

Document ID : KB000107435
Last Modified Date : 20/07/2018
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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
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.