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System Accounts

Under Linux

Centova Cast requires two UNIX user accounts for correct operation on a Linux server. The accounts are:

  • centovacast
    The Centova Cast web interface and related daemons operate under this account.

  • ccuser
    The Centova Cast control daemon runs under this account. All client data is owned by this account.

These accounts are created automatically during installation and should not be removed.

Under Windows

Centova Cast requires one unprivileged Windows system account, named centovacast, for correct operation of the Windows daemon. All client data is owned by this account. This account is created automatically during installation and should not be removed.

Additionally, Windows Media Services requires that each independent publishing point be owned by a separate Windows user account. As such, Centova Cast will create a new user named cast_USERNAME for each Centova Cast user account, where USERNAME is the account's Centova Cast username. These accounts are created with as few privileges as possible, and are of course denied interactive logon rights (so that they can't obtain remote desktop sessions).