Every process within a Tentacle is executed by the user account configured on the Octopus Tentacle service. By default this account is Local System. There are times when you might like to run the Tentacle under a specific user account (i.e. you want to run administrator-level commands from your deployment process).
To change this setting go to Services ➜ Octopus Tentacle ➜ Properties ➜ Log On.
If possible making the user a local administrator will be the easiest path to full functionality. If this is not possible, the following table acts as a guide for the minimal permission set that Tentacle must have for successful operation.
|Full control||The Octopus "Home" folder, e.g.
||Tentacle stores logs, temporary data, and dynamic configuration in this folder||Windows Explorer|
||Tentacle determines the location of its configuration files from this key||Regedit|
||Tentacle must be able to upgrade and restart itself for remote administration||SC.EXE|
|Listen||Port 10933||Tentacle accepts commands from Octopus on this port||NETSH.EXE|
Additional permissions will be necessary depending on the kinds of deployments Tentacle will perform (e.g. IIS configuration and so-on).