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It is very likely that you will not want to have the Geronimo server process under the super user root. The following are a serie of simple steps for changing the ownership and permission for the required files in order to run Geronimo with a different user.
The following taks should be performed while logged as root or a user with enough access rights.
chown -R root:www <geronimo_home>
chmod -R 774 <geronimo_home>/bin
chmod -R 774 <geronimo_home>/config-store
chmod -R 774 <geronimo_home>/deploy
chmod -R 774 <geronimo_home>/repository
chmod -R 774 <geronimo_home>/var
You are now able to run and deploy applications with a user other than root.