Identity Suite Virtual App - No root or superuser permissions

Document ID : KB000009594
Last Modified Date : 22/05/2018
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Introduction:

Root access is not allowed on vApp (Identity Suite Virtual Appliance). Also, directly editing the main Wildfly configuration file (standalone.xml) is deliberately not allowed on the vApp.

Instructions:

1.) Directly editing the main Wildfly configuration file (standalone.xml) is deliberately not allowed on the vApp.

However – we have made various configurations available for editing for all Wildfly-based applications (Identity Manager, Identity Portal and Identity Governance). See the documentation for full details, for example:

•add-user.sh script (allowing to add/remove users, change password, and assign/remove management/application roles)

•Changing the applications log level during runtime 

•Adding/Removing a data-source

•Modifying the JVM startup parameters

•Modifying email configurations

•IDM Skin/CSS configurations

•IDM Custom connectors

•Various configurations for SiteMinder integration

 

2.)Rebooting the system is available via sudo (as well as shutdown/poweroff)

There are numerous other commands available via sudo, for example:

•mount

•date

•Adding/removing records from the hosts file (/etc/hosts)

•Editing the ntp.conf file

•Controlling services in /etc/init.d – stop/start/restart/status

 

3.) There are numerous out-of-the-box aliases available for starting and stopping servers and performing many other functions. At the vApp login shell enter 'alias' to see the list of available commands.