no confluence system user will be create when using installer on suse 11.2

I have tested it on ubuntu 11 and it works, but on suse there is no conlfuence user. I looked in the passwd and shadow.

The error message occurs when I execute the start-confluence.sh:

To run Confluence in the foreground, start the server with start-confluence.sh -fg

executing using dedicated user: confluence

su: user confluence does not exist

I'm on openSUSE 11.2 64 bit

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You can create the user with this command:

sudo /usr/sbin/useradd --create-home --comment "Account for running Confluence" --shell /bin/bash confluence

Please make sure this user has permissions to write in these directories:

  • <Confluence install>/work
  • <Confluence install>/temp
  • <Confluence install>/logs
  • Confluence data directory.

You can find more information in this link.

Yes that works. Thanks!

Its important for all four directories to set the owner to confluence.

Have you tried creating the "confluence" user?

sudo useradd --create-home -c "Confluence role account" confluence

Also, be sure that the directory you've installed Confluence to has the right permissions, for example:

sudo mkdir /usr/local/confluence
sudo chown confluence: /usr/local/confluence

For more info: Start Confluence Automatically on Linux

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