For security, it is advised that the webservers run as non-privileged users. If started by the root user, both init-script/cocoon and init-script/httpi will attempt to run as nobody.

In the HTTPi-xmlqstat web application, any GridEngine system calls are only executed with the absolute path {SGE_ROOT}/bin/{arch}, where the value of the {SGE_ROOT} is taken from the config/config.xml information and the value of {arch} is that specified during the configuration of HTTPi-xmlqstat.

The cocoon web application unfortunately does not currently afford quite the same level of security. While the jobinfo cgi script has been tighten to follow similar logic to what the HTTPi-xmlqstat version is using, the current reliance on the CommandGenerator opens a potential for abuse. It is absolutely imperative that the cocoon webserver run as nobody!