How To Solve Issues Related to Log – Running as ROOT user. this is a bad idea!

How To Solve Issues Related to Log – Running as ROOT user. this is a bad idea!

Updated: Feb-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

Background

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To troubleshoot log “Running as ROOT user. this is a bad idea!” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts bootstrap. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

Log Context

Log”running as ROOT user. this is a bad idea!” classname is Bootstrap.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

         final ESLogger logger = Loggers.getLogger(Bootstrap.class);

        // check if the user is running as root; and bail
        if (Natives.definitelyRunningAsRoot()) {
            if (Boolean.parseBoolean(System.getProperty("es.insecure.allow.root"))) {
                logger.warn("running as ROOT user. this is a bad idea!");
            } else {
                throw new RuntimeException("don't run elasticsearch as root.");
            }
        }





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