I understand the dtuser account is created without a password and has limited capabilities set. Is it possible to run the oneagent start/stop command as this user and does it have sufficient privileges to execute other 'operational' functions required? I'm hoping we dont have to switch to root for this.
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The dtuser created during OneAgent installation is used internally by OneAgent to launch unprivileged processes, it shouldn't be used for any other purpose.
As for the "oneagent start/stop command", this - similarly as the installation - must be performed as root user. This is not OneAgent specific however, such a behavior is standard for services installed on Linux as the system services management requires root privileges.