Running filebeat as a non root user


(Sai Birada) #1

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?.


(Sai Birada) #2

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..


(Magnus B├Ąck) #3

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.


(system) #4

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