Cannot start Bamboo with bamboo user

When I try to start bamboo with the bamboo user, it simply doesn't start. When I look in catalina.out.log, I get the following error and I can't access bamboo via its url:

Aug 03, 2015 11:01:43 AM org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener init
INFO: The APR based Apache Tomcat Native library which allows optimal performance in production environments was not found on the java.library.path: /usr/java/packages/lib/amd64:/usr/lib64:/lib64:/lib:/usr/lib
Aug 03, 2015 11:01:43 AM org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol init
INFO: Initializing ProtocolHandler ["http-bio-8085"]
Aug 03, 2015 11:01:43 AM org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina load
INFO: Initialization processed in 570 ms
Aug 03, 2015 11:01:43 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService startInternal
INFO: Starting service Catalina
Aug 03, 2015 11:01:43 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine startInternal
INFO: Starting Servlet Engine: Apache Tomcat/7.0.40
Aug 03, 2015 11:02:12 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext startInternal
SEVERE: Error listenerStart
Aug 03, 2015 11:02:17 AM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext startInternal
SEVERE: Context [] startup failed due to previous errors
Aug 03, 2015 11:02:17 AM org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol start
INFO: Starting ProtocolHandler ["http-bio-8085"]
Aug 03, 2015 11:02:17 AM org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina start
INFO: Server startup in 34063 ms

However, when I start bamboo with sudo, it works. I can't run bamboo using sudo because some scripts in my deployments need to be run without sudo.

I am using bamboo 5.7.2

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Hello Etienne,

Thank you for your question.

Please, make sure the "bamboo user" you are referring to has full permission in <bamboo-install> and <bamboo-home> directories.

Since you are able to run Bamboo using sudo and not with a non-admin user, it seems there is some issue with this user.

Kind regards,
Rafael P. Sperafico
Atlassian Support

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Hi, was there a resolution to this? I'm encountering the same issue on Bamboo 5.7.2.

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