The PingDataMetrics Server installer cannot be run as the root user, and generally the PingDataMetrics Server (and PostgreSQL) should not be run as root.
As a non-root user, network port numbers below 1024 cannot be used.
In general, the account must do the following:
- Listen on privileged network ports
- Bypass restrictions on resource limits
For security, the account should be restricted from the following:
- The ability to see processes owned by other users on the system.
- The ability to create hard links to files owned by other users on the system.