User Authentication and Member Ownership

The authenticated system user that starts up a GemFire XD member is the owner of that member JVM.

The owner of a GemFire XD member cannot be changed after the JVM is started. However, member ownership can be changed by stopping the member process and then restarting it using the credentials of another user.

The owner of a GemFire XD member owns any schemas and database objects that they create in the distributed system. The owner also owns any schemas and database objects in the JVM that were created by other JVM owners. In other words, GemFire XD treats all JVM owners interchangeably when a GemFire XD member is booted.

See also GemFire XD Member JVM Owner.