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Forwarder Installation on Solaris


I was wondering if it's possible to install and run splunk as a different user id other than what is in the documentation to create username:splunk and group_name:splunk.


I think you can just chown the binary or directory that the daemon runs to whatever you like.

This will chown the entire dir

In this example, $SPLUNK_HOME = path to splunk's directory:

chown -Rf splunk:splunk $SPLUNK_HOME
.$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk stop
.$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk start

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