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  1. Preface
  2. Analyst Service
  3. Catalog Service
  4. Content Management Service
  5. Data Integration Service
  6. Data Integration Service Architecture
  7. Data Integration Service Management
  8. Data Integration Service Grid
  9. Data Integration Service REST API
  10. Data Integration Service Applications
  11. Data Privacy Management Service
  12. Enterprise Data Preparation Service
  13. Interactive Data Preparation Service
  14. Informatica Cluster Service
  15. Mass Ingestion Service
  16. Metadata Access Service
  17. Metadata Manager Service
  18. Model Repository Service
  19. PowerCenter Integration Service
  20. PowerCenter Integration Service Architecture
  21. High Availability for the PowerCenter Integration Service
  22. PowerCenter Repository Service
  23. PowerCenter Repository Management
  24. PowerExchange Listener Service
  25. PowerExchange Logger Service
  26. SAP BW Service
  27. Search Service
  28. System Services
  29. Test Data Manager Service
  30. Test Data Warehouse Service
  31. Web Services Hub
  32. Application Service Upgrade
  33. Appendix A: Application Service Databases
  34. Appendix B: Connecting to Databases from Windows
  35. Appendix C: Connecting to Databases from UNIX or Linux
  36. Appendix D: Updating the DynamicSections Parameter of a DB2 Database

Operating System Profiles for the PowerCenter Integration Service

Operating System Profiles for the PowerCenter Integration Service

By default, the PowerCenter Integration Service process runs all workflows using the permissions of the operating system user that starts Informatica Services. The PowerCenter Integration Service writes output files to a single shared location specified in the $PMRootDir service process variable.
When you configure the PowerCenter Integration Service to use operating system profiles, the PowerCenter Integration Service process runs workflows with the permission of the operating system user you define in the operating system profile. The operating system profile contains the operating system user name, service process variables, and environment variables. The operating system user must have access to the directories you configure in the profile and the directories the PowerCenter Integration Service accesses at run time. You can use operating system profiles for a PowerCenter Integration Service that runs on UNIX. When you configure operating system profiles on UNIX, you must enable setuid for the file system that contains the Informatica installation.
To use an operating system profile, assign the profile to a repository folder or assign the profile to a workflow when you start a workflow. You must have permission on the operating system profile to assign it to a folder or workflow. For example, you assign operating system profile Sales to workflow A. The user that runs workflow A must also have permissions to use operating system profile Sales. The PowerCenter Integration Service stores the output files for workflow A in a location specified in the $PMRootDir service process variable that the profile can access.
To manage permissions for operating system profiles, go to the Security page of the Administrator tool.