Which user does Autosys/WCC use to access the file structure

Document ID : KB000015103
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

Which user WCC and/or Autosys uses to access the file structure on the scheduler, e.g., to write the stdout/stderr files, to access the job profile text-file, etc.?

Answer:

Regarding profile file access: 

- When user tries to start a job, the Agent tries to read/execute the profile using the job owner before running the job. 

 

Regarding std_out_file/std_err_file creation: 

- std_out_file/std_err_file are created with the job owner. So job owner must have write access on the Agent machine. 

 

Regarding std_out_file/std_err_file read from WCC/autosyslog commands: 

- To read std_out_fle/std_err_file for the user request from WCC/autosyslog -j job, agent reads these files using the user with which the Agent was started. If agent was started as root then the above files are read with root access.