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End of support for EZproxy on Solaris platform
OCLC ended support for EZproxy on the Solaris 10 (x86) platform on October 31, 2018. We no longer provide software for this platform as of that date. We will continue to provide Linux and Windows versions of the software. Customers using EZproxy on Solaris should plan to move their installation of EZproxy to Linux or Windows. If you have questions about this change, please reach out to Customer Support ( 

This directive allows you to configure EZproxy, running on Linux or Solaris, to startup automatically when the system boots with a non-root account and still open ports below 1024.

RunAs is a position-independent config.txt directive that is available in EZproxy for Linux and Solaris. The RunAs directive allows you to tell EZproxy to change from the root user to a non-privileged user, and optionally a different group. EZproxy switches to the account specified at its earliest opportunity, after it has opened all low ports on which it needs to listen, but before it actually starts any proxying work.

RunAs someuser
RunAs someuser:somegroup
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