Splunk Enterprise

Starting splunk as non root user

stevenm1
New Member

Hi,
Looks like this question has been asked numerous times but I'm not seeing same issue as what I have. On Suse Linux 11.4 I have installed the forwarder but I cannot get it to start under splunk user using the startup scripts under inittab. I ran the "splunk enable boot-start -user splunk" command as root. It seems to just create an init.d file with no splunk user references so when the server reboots it again starts as root.
What is supposed to change in this file ? I tried adding the -user splunk param to below line but just hangs.

splunk_start() {
echo Starting Splunk...
"/opt/splunkforwarder/bin/splunk" start --no-prompt --answer-yes
RETVAL=$?
}

What am I doing wrong?

Tags (1)
0 Karma

ddrillic
Ultra Champion

Just please keep in mind that the purpose of splunk enable boot-start -user splunkis to create the automatic server boot start commands for Splunk.

0 Karma

skalliger
Motivator

Are you talking about Suse Linux Enterprise Server? I would change the following line

 "/opt/splunkforwarder/bin/splunk" start --no-prompt --answer-yes

into this:

sudo -u splunk -c '/opt/splunkforwarder/bin/splunk start'

IIRC, that's how I used to create my startup scripts in /etc/init.d with SLES11 and SLES12.

Skalli

0 Karma
Get Updates on the Splunk Community!

2024 Splunk Career Impact Survey | Earn a $20 gift card for participating!

Hear ye, hear ye! The time has come again for Splunk's annual Career Impact Survey!  We need your help by ...

Optimize Cloud Monitoring

  TECH TALKS Optimize Cloud Monitoring Tuesday, August 13, 2024  |  11:00AM–12:00PM PST   Register to ...

What's New in Splunk Cloud Platform 9.2.2403?

Hi Splunky people! We are excited to share the newest updates in Splunk Cloud Platform 9.2.2403! Analysts can ...