Splunk Enterprise Security

Universal Fowarder: Upgrade and switch to low privilege mode

adalbor
Builder

Hey All,

We are planning on moving all of our UF's to the low priv mode install but I had a question.

Our current UF's are on 7.2.4. and we are looking to upgrade very soon. We are also planning on switching all of our UF's to low priv mode. My question is this: Can we upgrade the UF's to a more recent version and switch them to low priv mode at the same time? Can we run the installer to upgrade and switch to low priv mode without having to uninstall the UF first?

Thanks,
Andrew

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jhornsby_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi @adalbor ,

Can we run the installer to upgrade and switch to low priv mode without having to uninstall the UF first?

Unfortunately not. During an upgrade the installer does not present an opportunity to change the user. You will need to uninstall first.

Cheers,

- Jo.

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jhornsby_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi @adalbor ,

Can we run the installer to upgrade and switch to low priv mode without having to uninstall the UF first?

Unfortunately not. During an upgrade the installer does not present an opportunity to change the user. You will need to uninstall first.

Cheers,

- Jo.

adalbor
Builder

Thanks for the info!

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