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  1. Preface
  2. Analyst Service
  3. Content Management Service
  4. Data Integration Service
  5. Data Integration Service Architecture
  6. Data Integration Service Management
  7. Data Integration Service Grid
  8. Data Integration Service Applications
  9. Metadata Manager Service
  10. Model Repository Service
  11. PowerCenter Integration Service
  12. PowerCenter Integration Service Architecture
  13. High Availability for the PowerCenter Integration Service
  14. PowerCenter Repository Service
  15. PowerCenter Repository Management
  16. PowerExchange Listener Service
  17. PowerExchange Logger Service
  18. SAP BW Service
  19. Search Service
  20. System Services
  21. Test Data Manager Service
  22. Test Data Warehouse Service
  23. Web Services Hub
  24. Application Service Upgrade
  25. Application Service Databases
  26. Connecting to Databases from Windows
  27. Connecting to Databases from UNIX
  28. Updating the DynamicSections Parameter of a DB2 Database

Configuring Operating System Profiles

Configuring Operating System Profiles

To use operating system profiles to run workflows, complete the following steps:
  1. On UNIX, verify that setuid is enabled on the file system that contains the Informatica installation. If necessary, remount the file system with setuid enabled.
  2. Enable operating system profiles in the advanced properties section of the PowerCenter Integration Service properties.
    You can use the default umask value 0022. Or, set the value to 0027 or 0077 for better security.
  3. Configure
    pmimpprocess
    on every node where the PowerCenter Integration Service runs.
    pmimpprocess
    is a tool that the DTM process, command tasks, and parameter files use to switch between operating system users.
  4. Create the operating system profiles on the Security page of the Administrator tool.
    On the Security tab Actions menu, select Configure operating system profiles
  5. Assign permissions on operating system profiles to users or groups.
  6. You can assign operating system profiles to repository folders or to a workflow.
To configure pmimpprocess:
  1. At the command prompt, switch to the following directory:
    <Informatica installation directory>/server/bin
  2. Enter the following information at the command line to log in as root:
    su root
  3. Enter the following command to create a group for the administrator user:
    sudo groupadd <group name>
  4. Enter the following command to add the administrator user to the group:
    sudo usermod -G <group name> <Informatica administrator user>
    The administrator user is the Linux user whose permissions are used for all Informatica services.
  5. Enter the following command to change the owner and group of pmimpprocess to root and the group that you created:
    chown root:<group name> pmimpprocess
  6. Set the following permissions:
    chmod 6710 pmimpprocess