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Hi,
I'm looking to do a sensible install of elasticsearch on Redhat.
If I use
sudo yum install elasticsearch as described here
http://www.elasticsearch.org/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/setup-repositories.html then
everything is owned by root.

So what is the safest best-practice way to set up a user and do an install?

Cheers,
J

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It shouldn't run as root as the install process creates an elasticsearch
user.
Can you do a "getent passwd|grep elasticsearch" and see if it has created
one, or not?

On 8 November 2014 03:56, jemindig@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,
I'm looking to do a sensible install of elasticsearch on Redhat.
If I use
sudo yum install elasticsearch as described here
http://www.elasticsearch.org/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/setup-repositories.html then
everything is owned by root.

So what is the safest best-practice way to set up a user and do an
install?

Cheers,
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Hi,
ah gotcha!.
cool - assume there are no hartdcoded passwords anywhere and I can just set
the password as I see fit?

Don't suppose you have any links to documentation for how the setup looks,
best practices etc?

Cheers,
J

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It shouldn't run as root as the install process creates an elasticsearch
user.
Can you do a "getent passwd|grep elasticsearch" and see if it has created
one, or not?

On 8 November 2014 03:56, jemindig@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,
I'm looking to do a sensible install of elasticsearch on Redhat.
If I use
sudo yum install elasticsearch as described here
http://www.elasticsearch.org/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/setup-repositories.html then
everything is owned by root.

So what is the safest best-practice way to set up a user and do an
install?

Cheers,
J

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You shouldn't need to set the password at all as you shouldn't need to
login as the ES user.

The docs are a great place to start -
http://www.elasticsearch.org/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/setup.html

On 10 November 2014 20:37, Jem indig jemindig@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,
ah gotcha!.
cool - assume there are no hartdcoded passwords anywhere and I can just
set the password as I see fit?

Don't suppose you have any links to documentation for how the setup looks,
best practices etc?

Cheers,
J

On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 8:46 PM, Mark Walkom markwalkom@gmail.com wrote:

It shouldn't run as root as the install process creates an elasticsearch
user.
Can you do a "getent passwd|grep elasticsearch" and see if it has created
one, or not?

On 8 November 2014 03:56, jemindig@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,
I'm looking to do a sensible install of elasticsearch on Redhat.
If I use
sudo yum install elasticsearch as described here
http://www.elasticsearch.org/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/setup-repositories.html then
everything is owned by root.

So what is the safest best-practice way to set up a user and do an
install?

Cheers,
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ok - and when it runs as a daemon/service it runs as the elasticsearch user.

When I installed it, using yum, I used sudo yum install elasticsearch which
means that root owns the files. I guess this is standard?

  1. If I want it to run interactively should I sudo and run it?

Sorry for the dumb quesitons - linux skills are very rusty....

Cheers,
J

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Mark Walkom markwalkom@gmail.com wrote:

You shouldn't need to set the password at all as you shouldn't need to
login as the ES user.

The docs are a great place to start -
http://www.elasticsearch.org/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/setup.html

On 10 November 2014 20:37, Jem indig jemindig@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,
ah gotcha!.
cool - assume there are no hartdcoded passwords anywhere and I can just
set the password as I see fit?

Don't suppose you have any links to documentation for how the setup
looks, best practices etc?

Cheers,
J

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It shouldn't run as root as the install process creates an elasticsearch
user.
Can you do a "getent passwd|grep elasticsearch" and see if it has
created one, or not?

On 8 November 2014 03:56, jemindig@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,
I'm looking to do a sensible install of elasticsearch on Redhat.
If I use
sudo yum install elasticsearch as described here
http://www.elasticsearch.org/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/setup-repositories.html then
everything is owned by root.

So what is the safest best-practice way to set up a user and do an
install?

Cheers,
J

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Yep it's owned by root but that's ok, the places ES needs to write to have
the right permissions.

Why do you want to run ES interactively though? It will log everything to
/var/log/elasticsearch if you need to look at the output. You can use sudo
to run it as the ES user (eg


).

On 10 November 2014 21:56, Jem indig jemindig@gmail.com wrote:

ok - and when it runs as a daemon/service it runs as the elasticsearch
user.

When I installed it, using yum, I used sudo yum install elasticsearch
which means that root owns the files. I guess this is standard?

  1. If I want it to run interactively should I sudo and run it?

Sorry for the dumb quesitons - linux skills are very rusty....

Cheers,
J

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You shouldn't need to set the password at all as you shouldn't need to
login as the ES user.

The docs are a great place to start -
http://www.elasticsearch.org/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/setup.html

On 10 November 2014 20:37, Jem indig jemindig@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,
ah gotcha!.
cool - assume there are no hartdcoded passwords anywhere and I can just
set the password as I see fit?

Don't suppose you have any links to documentation for how the setup
looks, best practices etc?

Cheers,
J

On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 8:46 PM, Mark Walkom markwalkom@gmail.com
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It shouldn't run as root as the install process creates an
elasticsearch user.
Can you do a "getent passwd|grep elasticsearch" and see if it has
created one, or not?

On 8 November 2014 03:56, jemindig@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,
I'm looking to do a sensible install of elasticsearch on Redhat.
If I use
sudo yum install elasticsearch as described here
http://www.elasticsearch.org/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/setup-repositories.html then
everything is owned by root.

So what is the safest best-practice way to set up a user and do an
install?

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