There was an issue with an app (scholarships) installed on the "webserver_misc_apps" server, currently krypton.eqiad.wmnet.
Niharika and bd808 were debugging but pointed out they could not find the httpd error logs in logstash (or on mwlog),
so they had to ask for root assistance to read them on krypton.
This is because they don't have shell access on krypton, not because root is required to read the logfile.
Send these logs to logstash.
There is at least one existing ticket that implies ferm rules on logstash have been created for krypton but apparently logs are not being sent yet.