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    • Change Request
    • Status: Open
    • Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • 4.0.27, 5.0.7, 5.2.3
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    Description

      By default, Zabbix agent under Linux environment runs under user 'zabbix'.

      Most of the times when we need to monitor a log file, we need to add extra permission.

      For example, to monitor 'oracle' related logs, we need to do is to assign user 'zabbix' to group oracle. This approach is relatively convenient.

      But sometimes a log is not produced by a dedicated application user, for example, /var/log/messages, /var/log/syslog

      Currently, one way is to have 'AllowRoot=1' in agent which is too much. We can whitelist and blacklist some agent keys starting with 5.0.

      To go out from problem we can assign a custom user group for the file. chown zabbix:root /var/log/messages

      Now it's also required to install a custom rule for log rotation

       

      It would be nice to have an option (an override) to fork the log item key under 'sudo' environment.

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            aigars.kadikis Aigars Kadikis
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