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Should I use "sudo" with burpsuite?

Nicholas | Last updated: Sep 15, 2021 12:57PM UTC

Hello all, I was told that using sudo to initiate burpsuite from command line is not good and it will prevent functionality. Is this in anyway true? Thanks!

Uthman, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Sep 15, 2021 04:02PM UTC

Hi Nicholas, Can you provide some more detail on why you want to run Burp using sudo privileges? The main consideration is outlined in the documentation below under Embedded Browser Options - "when running in Linux as root, you might not be able to launch browser-powered scans using the sandbox." - https://portswigger.net/burp/documentation/desktop/options/misc-project

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