Werk #929: windows agent: now able to include and execute additional local and plugin scripts as different user

Component Checks & Agents
Title windows agent: now able to include and execute additional local and plugin scripts as different user
Date May 30, 2014
Checkmk Editon Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 1.2.5i3
Level Prominent Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

In the [local] and [plugin] sections the new option include has been introduced. With this option you can configure additional local and plugin directories, which should get parsed. You can also configure that the scripts in the given directories should get executed as a different user.

Example configuration:

check_mk.ini
[plugins]
# The scripts in the following folder are executed as user \\ab
include \\ab = C:\users\ab\plugins
# The scripts in the following folder are executed without any
# changes to the user permission
include - = C:\scripts\plugins

Important: Keep in mind that the agent needs the permission to run scripts as other user. Internally it uses the windows command runas /User: which prompts for a password if the windows agent has no permission to change to this user.

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