By default, the Collector runs as the root user (Administrator on Windows). If you are using the command line installer to install a Collector, you can specify the
-VwinRunAs.password=[password] parameters to change the Run As user. See Parameters for the Command Line Installer for a full list of supported parameters.
If you are using the RPM/Debian or binary package to install the Collector, or would like to change the Run As user after installation, follow this procedure to change the Run As user.
- Change the Collector installation directory owner to the desired user name.
sudo chown -R username /opt/SumoCollector
- Navigate to the Collector installation directory.
- Remove the Collector service, which was installed under the root user.
sudo ./collector remove
- Set the Collector
RUN_AS_USERin the collector executable to the desired user name.
sed -i "s:#RUN_AS_USER=:RUN_AS_USER=username:" collector
- Install the Collector service.
sudo ./collector install