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

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/SplunkTAnix/local, needed for application=SplunkTAnix: Permission denied

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

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

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

Communicator

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

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

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

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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