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Bitbucket installed as root

I have a Bitbucket 5.x installation on RHEL7 that was installed by root, and so the process is running as root.  Because of this, elasticsearch will not run.  I tried changing ownership of both the Bitbucket installation and data directories and then restarting the process with the new account by putting the new account name in '', but that did not work.  What is the correct way to change the Bitbucket ownership from root to another user?

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Alexis Robert Community Leader Nov 08, 2019

Hi @Laura H , 


did you create a Bitbucket user too ? You would have to :

  1. create a user with "adduser bitbucket"
  2. change the directory ownership with "chown -R bitbucket:bitbucket bitbucket_home"
  3. modify the script with the user you create in step 1

This should be anough, let me know if it works



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