Deployment Architecture

When your universal forwarder runs as root, should all of your apps run as root?

campbellj1977
Explorer

If so, does that mean your deployment server should run as root also? It keeps deploying client apps as "splunk"

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dflodstrom
Builder

Best practice is to run splunk as a user other than root.

If your universal forwarder is running with root/admin privileges you shouldn't have any issues with communication between it and your indexer.

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