Using sudo (instead of root) for running privileged tasks

Originally I was going to talk about how to use sudo for installing the cross platform agent. That turned out to be a bit tricky since the tasks in the MP are "Reserved" and required exporting, modifying, and re-importing the entire MP (and as it turned out, every MP up to the main Unix Library…

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Even more about root account usage in the cross platform monitoring

Root account usage requirements are a hot topic around here. It’s not always clear why root access is required or when it’s required. I’ve written a couple of articles about this topic already (see More on Unix Privileged Account vs. Unix Action Account and root-level access context and Privileged and Non-Privileged “Run As” accounts in…

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