So I am trying to have my application log into logstash --> elasticsearch as well as straight to elasticsearch. problem is, i do not have root access. This wasn't an issue with logshipper as i could run logstash instance as my own user and have it ship to redis and go from there.
Now, i am trying to stay with the times and upgrade to beats, but it appears root is necessary to install. is this true, or am i missing something?