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



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

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0



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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Running as ROOT user. this is a bad idea!” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: bootstrap.


Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations. 

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.");
            }
        }





 

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Root user in Elasticsearch 2.4.0 in Docker container -views 1.18 K ,score 6

How to run Elasticsearch 5.2.1 as root user in linux machine -views   3.03 K,score 3

 

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