I am planning to install filebeat on some client machines to monitor user login's on those boxes. But due to some strict security policy i need to run filebeat as a non root user. I read that its not yet possible to run filebeat as a non root user, is it true? Or there is a way to install and run filebeat as a non root user?.
After some successful testing, found that filebeat can be run as a non root user, if that user had enough previleges over the filebeat folder. Cool..
Indeed, Filebeat has no particular requirements on what user it runs as except that that user obviously needs to be able to read the directories and files that are monitored.
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