Running the WebCC Server on Log-In on GNU/Linux

The traditional way of running a WebCC server is by running the server as a daemon. This means it launches and allows clients to connect as soon as the machine is booted, without any user being signed-in.

Using Service Launcher, it is possible to configure your WebCC server to only launch as the currently logged-in user, when they log in. This means that WebCC will only be accessible if the user configured to run it is logged in.

Although this may seem impractical, it may be preferable for security reasons. Services installed with the Configuration Wizard are run under the user usabatch, an user with administrator privileges which is created by Configuration Wizard to launch the services. When using Service Launcher, the logged-in user does not need to have administrator privileges to run services.

Before configuring Service Launcher to run the WebCC server, the daemon that launches it must be disabled, so as to avoid launching two instances of the WebCC server simultaneously

NOTEWhile daemons run regardless of who is logged in and even when no user is logged-in, Service Launcher will only run when the user for which it was specifically configured is logged in. This means that if you want Service Launcher to launch when any user is logged in, you must configure it for each user that has access to the machine.