The following users and permissions are required:

  • To prepare your environment: A user with sudo permissions, such as the elastic user included with our AWS AMIs or the ubuntu user provided on Ubuntu.
  • To install ECE: A user with a UID and GID greater than or equal to 1000 who is part of the docker group. You must not install ECE as the root user.

You can find out information about a user with the id command:

uid=1000(elastic) gid=1000(elastic) groups=1000(elastic),4(adm),20(dialout),24(cdrom),25(floppy),27(sudo),29(audio),30(dip),44(video),46(plugdev),102(netdev),112(libvirtd),1001(docker)

In this example, the user elastic with a UID and GID of 1000 belongs to both the sudo and the docker groups.