Creating system groups and users

Ricoh ProcessDirector requires several user groups and IDs on the primary computer to operate correctly. The installation program can create the user groups and IDs or you can create them in advance.

It is easiest to let the installer create the user groups and IDs using the default values. If the default names do not comply with user and group naming rules in your environment, you can choose different names and enter them in the installer when requested. The groups and users are created using the specified names as local system users and groups.

If you prefer to create the groups and users in advance (using either the default names or names that you specify), the installation program can find and use them. Create those groups and users according to the descriptions below and enter their names in the installation program when asked.

If you plan to install any Secondary Server features on AIX or Linux computers, you must create some groups and users on both the primary computer and secondary computers. The groups and users on the secondary computers must be identical to those on the primary computer.

    Note:
  • All user IDs and group names must be 1-8 characters because of a restriction in DB2. You cannot create a user ID that includes international characters (such as á, É, î, ñ, ô, ß) or double-byte characters.

Required groups

Ricoh ProcessDirector requires these groups on the primary computer:

Ricoh ProcessDirector group
The group that controls access to the Ricoh ProcessDirector data directory. Members of this group can access the /aiw/aiw1 file system. This is the default or primary group for the Ricoh ProcessDirector system user.

The default name for the group is aiwgrp1.

Print queue group
The group used for all users and applications that send jobs to printers. On some platforms, this is a system group that is created when the operating system is installed, but not on others. For example, this group is created when you install SLES, but not when you install Red Hat Linux.

The name for this group must be printq. You cannot create a group with a different name and have Ricoh ProcessDirector use it. If the installer does not find a group named printq, it creates one.

Database group
The group used to give members DB2 sysadm authority for database operation. This is the default or primary group for the Ricoh ProcessDirector instance user and for the Database client user (if needed).

The default name for the group is aiwdbgrp.

If you plan to use a DB2 server installed on a different computer with Ricoh ProcessDirector, this group is created while running the script setupRemoteDB2.sh on the computer that DB2 is installed on and also on the computer that Ricoh ProcessDirector is installed on.

Database fenced group
The internal group required by DB2; the default or primary group for the fenced user.

The default name for the group is aiwdbfgp.

If you plan to use a DB2 server installed on a different computer with Ricoh ProcessDirector, this group is created during the installation on the computer that DB2 is installed on.

Ricoh ProcessDirector also requires the Ricoh ProcessDirector group and print queue group on any AIX or Linux secondary computers.

Required users

Ricoh ProcessDirector requires these users on the primary computer:

Ricoh ProcessDirector system user
The user ID that Ricoh ProcessDirector runs under. This user must have the Ricoh ProcessDirector group set as its default or primary group. It must also be a member of the Print queue group and the Database group. You can use the default values for the other user properties.

The default system user ID is aiw1.

Instance user
The user ID that the Ricoh ProcessDirector database instance runs under. This user must have its default or primary group set to the Database group. It must also be a member of the Ricoh ProcessDirector group. You can use the default values for the other user properties.

The default instance user ID is aiwinst.

If you plan to use a DB2 server installed on a different computer, this user is created on the computer that DB2 is installed on.

Fenced user
A second user ID that DB2 requires when you create an instance. This user must be a member of the Database fenced group. You can use the default values for the other user properties.

The default fenced user ID is aiwdbfid.

If you plan to use a DB2 server installed on a different computer, this user is created on the computer that DB2 is installed on.

Database client user
The user ID that the DB2 client uses. This user is only required if you install a DB2 server on a different computer and the DB2 client on the same computer as Ricoh ProcessDirector. This user must have its primary or default group set to the Database group. You can use the default values for the other user properties.

The default database client user ID is aiwclnt.

Ricoh ProcessDirector also requires the Ricoh ProcessDirector system user on any AIX or Linux secondary computers.

    Note:
  • If you set up passwords with expiration rules for these user IDs, you must administer those IDs as needed. If you do not change the passwords as needed and they expire, Ricoh ProcessDirector stops working.

Ricoh® Transform feature users and groups

One additional group and two additional users are required if you install any of these Ricoh Transform features:

  • Ricoh AFP to PDF
  • Ricoh PCL to AFP
  • Ricoh PostScript/PDF to AFP
  • Ricoh SAP to AFP
The default users are ipsitm and ipsejz; the default group is itm. The Advanced Transform feature does not require these users and group.

    Important:
  • Do not make either Ricoh Transform feature user ID the same as the Ricoh ProcessDirector user ID. For example, if the Ricoh ProcessDirector user ID is aiw1, do not enter aiw1 for either Transform feature user ID.