Deployment Architecture

Why am I getting "Permission denied" errors trying to add apps to Server Class in Forwarder Management via the deployment server?

j666gak
Communicator

Hello,

I am new to using the deployment server functionality within Splunk. Every time I try to add an app to a server class depending on the app I get the following error. This is a Linux system.

In handler 'applications': Failed to create dir=/opt/splunk/etc/deployment-apps/Splunk_TA_nix/local, needed for application=Splunk_TA_nix: Permission denied

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esix_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Can you confirm you have admin user rights in the Splunk UI. Additionally, at the OS level, check you check the $splunk_home/etc/deployment-apps/ folder and check the permissions at the OS level.

Thanks

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esix_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Can you confirm you have admin user rights in the Splunk UI. Additionally, at the OS level, check you check the $splunk_home/etc/deployment-apps/ folder and check the permissions at the OS level.

Thanks

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j666gak
Communicator

I am logged in to Splunk using the admin account.

root@server [/opt/splunk/etc]# ls -l deployment-apps/
total 28
drwxr-xr-x  6 splunk splunk 4096 Mar 21 10:25 ./
drwxr-xr-x 16 splunk splunk 4096 Mar 14 16:29 ../
-r--r--r--  1 splunk splunk  307 Feb 18 23:01 README
drwx--x--x  6 root   root   4096 Mar 20 23:22 sendtoindexer/
drwx------ 11 root   root   4096 Mar 20 23:39 Splunk_TA_nix/
drwx------ 14 root   root   4096 Mar 21 10:25 Splunk_TA_windows/
drwx------  2 splunk splunk 4096 Mar  2 09:04 users/
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j666gak
Communicator

using chown -R splunk folder/ I have fixed the permissions and it is working now

mckeon
Explorer

Thanks. I ran into this when manually adding an app at the command line as well.
I had to chown -R splunk:splunk on the new app

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esix_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Becareful when creating the apps, make sure permissions are always set to the same as the user running splunk! Good catch.

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