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Account type to monitor linux



Good night I would like to know if I can use an account without being root or administrator, to monitor sensors via ssh example a su account, would it serve or some other type of account?

linux root ssh su sudu

Created on Apr 5, 2022 1:31:58 AM

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Hello Daniel,

Thank you for your message.

You can use the SSH sensors with a simple user account, configured within the parent device settings under "Credentials for Linux/Solaris/macOS (SSH/WBEM) Systems". However, the user account must have enough rights to get system information (such as CPU Load, disk, memory, etc.) otherwise they will return the corresponding error.

If that's the case, you have the possibility to use sudo (must be defined in the parent device settings) to get them to work.

Here is the corresponding manual if needed: https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/device_settings#linuxconnection

If you have questions, do not hesitate.


Created on Apr 8, 2022 5:48:06 AM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]

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