How to allow a user other than root to run lmdown, lmreread and lmremove when the license server is started with -2 -p

How to allow a user other than root to run lmdown, lmreread and lmremove when the license server is started with -2 -p

Summary

This article will explain how to allow a user other than root to run lmdown, lmreread and lmremove when the license server is started with -2 -p on a Linux machine.

Synopsis

On a Linux machine if the license server is started with the '-2 -p' options, this disables the use of lmdown, lmreread and lmremove commands to only the root user.

Discussion

In order for a non-root user to be able to use the lmdown, lmreread and lmremove commands, then they'll need to be added to a group called 'lmadmin'.

Log in as a root user and run the following commands in a terminal to create a group and add a non-root user.

[root@JMCENTOS]# groupadd lmadmin

[root@JMCENTOS]# usermod joe -g lmadmin

Once the user 'joe' is added to the lmadmin group, joe will be able to run the lmdown, lmreread and lmremove commands.
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