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Re: [mosquitto-dev] Dedicated user for Mosquitto

Hi Guy,

The Debian packet is set up to create a "mosquitto" user for the
broker to run under, it should not be run as root ideally.

I don't think there is any advantage to having your
publishers/subscribers running as the same user. It would be best to
isolate them except for their communication through the protocol.



On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 1:49 PM, Guy Dillen <guy.dillen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> I installed the latest Mosquitto message broker (as root user) on my Linux
> (Debian and Raspbian) box. Everything works fine. I have a question: is it
> advisable to create a dedicated user e.g. ‘mosquitto’ as the user where all
> messages should be send too (published) and which all subscribers should
> use?  I haven’t looked that far into Mosquitto: but is it possible to have
> restrictions on topic-level?
> Thanks.
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