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Can the FlexNet Inventory Agent be Installed on UNIX as a Non-Root / Non-Admin User?

Can the FlexNet Inventory Agent be Installed on UNIX as a Non-Root / Non-Admin User?

Summary

This article directly addresses the question: 'Can the FlexNet Inventory Agent be Installed on UNIX as a Non-Root / Non-Admin User?'

Question

Can the FlexNet Inventory Agent be Installed on UNIX as a Non-Root / Non-Admin User?

Answer

Unfortunately no. The FlexNet inventory agent is installed on UNIX platforms using an operating-system-level packaging technology. This technology requires root or administrative rights to install the package. The agent also requires root privileges to register and run its services.

Additional Information

This information is confirmed and detailed in the "FlexNet Inventory Agent and MDs" PDF, available from the Help section of the web UI.
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