I'm working on one node which is running on a testnet, and since I'm kinda new to this environment I'm wondering how can I drop privilege level to a non-root user for running a node on a server?

Can I go with:

sudo adduser nodeos --shell=/bin/false


chown -R nodeos:nodeos Node

and then run as a user?

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Sure. nodeos itself does not require any special permissions that comes with root unless you want it to listen on a privileged port.

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