Permission Denied when attempting to access the Identity Manager Overview task

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  • 12-Feb-2007
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
Novell Identity Manager iManager Plug-ins
Novell Identity Manager Identity Manager 3.0.1
Novell iManager 2.6
Novell iManager 2.5


After installing the Identity Manager plug-ins patch (10.1.20061031) the following error occurred when attempting to access the Identity Manager Overview task:
(Permission denied)
This happened because there are precompiled servlets installed whose ownership is set to "root root".


To resolve this issue, change the ownership of the files to novlwww:www by doing the following:
  • Determine the install location by viewing the INSTALL_LOCATION from the file /etc/ The default location is /var/opt/novell/tomcat4/webapps/nps.
  • From the INSTALL_LOCATION directory go up two directories (ch ../..) and change to the work/Standalone/localhost/nps directory. If using the default path, you would be in /var/opt/novell/tomcat4/work/Standalone/localhost/nps.
  • To change the owner and group of all files within this and all subdirectories, run the command:
chown -R novlwww:www .