Dear cryosparc team,
I would like to change the owner of our cryosparc installation without reinstalling cryosparc i.e we have an installation under a user that will soon be leaving the lab and we would like to change the owner’s username to a new one without reinstalling. Is it possible to do so?
Welcome to the forum @dmihaylov.
It is not impossible, but can be complex. If
incominguser can legitimately take control of
incominguser could manage
departinguser's account as a CryoSPARC “service account” going forward. If that is not an option, are
$CRYOSPARC_DB_PATH and all project directories owned by
$CRYOSPARC_CUDA_PATH readable (and executable, as applicable) for
Then, after terminating all processes related to the CryoSPARC instance (including mongod processes), a suitably privileged user (root?) could
chown -R incominguser
- all project directories
incominguser can take control of the instance.
There are some subtleties to consider, such as (but not limited to):
- group assignments and setgids
incominguser may be prevented from accessing network filesystems where