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These are the Linux OS user accounts involved with installing and operating Xpand:

Linux OS User

Description

How it is used

root

root

Runs the initial installation of the MariaDB Xpand software. The installation can be run indirectly through sudo privileges granted to another Linux user. Subsequent upgrades of Xpand do not need root-level permissions.

xpand

MariaDB Xpand daemon

The Xpand processes run as the xpand Linux user. This is a daemon account, and therefore administrators should not log into Linux using this account. The one exception is when performing Xpand upgrades, the upgrade is executed as the xpand Linux user.

xpandm

MariaDB Xpand Management

This Linux user is intended to be used by administrators to work with the MariaDB Xpand software. This user is typically configured to have its environment set for convenient use of the Xpand command-line tools.

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