[Bro] Bro Cluster User

M P mpselab at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 10:04:28 PDT 2015

Any thoughts or pointers on this? Some googling did turn some similar
issue(s) but nothing definitive. The rest of the results I have seen
involved using root to setup and run Bro.

Thanks for any pointers

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, M P <mpselab at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have finished preparing a multi-node cluster of Bro and the setup was
> enjoyable to say the least. Now I am stuck at getting the manager to
> provision the nodes with an error stating that it cannot create some of the
> directories on the nodes: permission denied.
> The error message is pretty clear, however I am not able to find the "best
> practice" solution for it.
> What I did was:
> 1. Create the bro user on both manager and nodes.
> 2. Gegenrate the ssh key as the user bro on the manager and copy the
> public key to the nodes.
> 3. SSH as the user bro works without password.
> 4. May be not necessary but I added the bro user to the sudors visduo and
> granted it everything a root can do.
> I attempted to create a test folder where Bro is attempting to create its
> directories on a node, and that failed with permissions denied as expected
> from the Bro error message.
> My options (I think) are:
> 1. Setup Bro as root, which I am trying to avoid in the first place.
> 2. Setup Bro with root initially and then change ownership of directories
> to the bro users. This does not seem to the right way to do though.
> 3. Elevate the permissions of the user Bro to have more privileges. Again,
> not sure if this is the right way.
> You may get this question a lot, but any help or pointers are appreciated.
> Thank you for reading so far.
> MP
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