Getting Data In

Am I breaking any best practices doing a chmod to grant a Splunk user access to Linux log files?

jwalzerpitt
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I would like to configure Splunk to monitor some log files in var/log and when i go to add data and select the directory I am not seeing all of the logs and the reason is the Splunk user I create does not have rights to see the relevant logs. I was thinking about doing a chmod to grant the Splunk user access to the log files, but if I do that will I breaking any best practices regarding accessing Linux log files?

Thx

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frmaasdam
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Two possibilities here:
1. Make user Splunk member of the GID of your logfiles. Group adm? But be sure (regarding a bug) that you start your Splunk instance using su -u splunk -c
2. Or do a setfacl on the requested log files so that user splunk has the rights to execute and read the files.

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jwalzerpitt
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Thx for the info and options

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frmaasdam
Path Finder

Two possibilities here:
1. Make user Splunk member of the GID of your logfiles. Group adm? But be sure (regarding a bug) that you start your Splunk instance using su -u splunk -c
2. Or do a setfacl on the requested log files so that user splunk has the rights to execute and read the files.

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