Mattermost, Inc.

Install as non-root user

I have been asked to install Mattermost, and I do not have root permissions or access. Can I install the tool as a non-root user into non-root folders?

I install many engineering tools as a non-root user into non-root locations, but this tool may be different is why I ask.


John Williams

Hi there, @jlwilliams_mm

By default, most of the commands in the installation documentation requires you to run as root permission (sudo access). For example:

Perhaps you might consider the usage of Docker to install Mattermost?