Permissions & User Rights needed for background service


Documentation says that the CertifyTheWeb background service (“Certify.Service”) runs as Local System. If I want a post-request script to run under a different account (one that can access other network resources) can I run the background service under that different account? If so, what Windows user rights and/or permissions do I need to grant that different account so that the background service can operate?



Hi Martin,

Sorry, the variety of configurations that can apply are just too many to test for (permissions, key and credential encryption etc). You may be able to get it working under another account but I don’t recommend it.

Instead, script out the data you need to another script (i.e a script to write a script) then run that script either as a scheduled task or on demand.