Change Plex user to fix permission issues.

By October 2, 2017Personal

By default plex run as user “plex”, If plex user doesn’t have proper permissions for media directory Plex and / or some channels like “Sub-Zero Subtitles” may not work properly.

 

 

To change the user for Plex with Systemd ( Ubuntu , Centos , Arch linux etc.) follow below steps.

 

  • service plexmediaserver stop
  • chown -R myuser:myuser /var/lib/plexmediaserver
  • Edit:  /usr/lib/systemd/system/plexmediaserver.service
  • Change

User = YourUSer

Group = YourUser

  • systemctl daemon-reload
  • service plexmediaserver stop

 

 

Author Dhillon

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