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For production installations, we recommend that you create a new dedicated user that will run Stash on your system. This user:
Note that, on Windows, running Stash (whether as a service, or not) as a user that is part of the Administrator group can cause Windows to spend a lot of time running permission checks, with a consequent performance impairment for Git operations.
For Linux, here is an example of how to create a dedicated user to run Stash: