Autostart my Service on System Bus

hannehomuth hannehomuth1 at
Thu Jul 17 11:00:29 PDT 2008

John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-07-14 at 02:39 -0700, hannehomuth wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> sorry that I strech your nervs but I have another question. Is it
>> possible
>> that the autostart functionallity doesn't work on the system bus?. I've
>> created my own Service and I wanna that this app should start if some
>> Client
>> invoke a method on my Remote Object. I've set the service file under
>> /usr/share/dbus-1/services but it doesn't not work. I've have tried it on
>> session bus and that worked well, but as you already may know I does not
>> have the session bus on my target machine, because there is no X Session
>> only console as root.
>> Any suggestions?
> System and session activation are two separate issues with different
> security profiles.  First system activation is only supported in the
> 1.2.x series of D-Bus.  Second the activation file goes
> in /usr/shared/dbus-1/system-services/ and third you need the extra line
> in the service file User=<user to launch as e.g. User=root>.  If you
> have not written a system service yet please also look at
> the /etc/dbus-1/system.d/ for examples of how to write policy files to
> allow you process to talk on the bus and other processes to connect to
> you.
> I would not suggest having a service that can launch on both the system
> and session buses as they both have different security profiles and
> trying to write for both in the same service will just lead to
> potentially dangerous errors.
> -- 
> John (J5) Palmieri <johnp at>
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Hi John,

thank you for this answer, I will try tomorrow at work. I've wrote already
an service file in /usr/shared/dbus-1/system-services/ but without that
User=<user to launch as e.g. User=root> line. 
I think this will work. Thank you!!!
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