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Slack Notification Alert: Seem to require admin privlidges to send alert per event


Since upgrading to splunk 7.2.0 (we were on 7.0.0 before), Alerts that were created by non admin users that use the "For each result" trigger for alerts don't seem to go through with the splunk plugin.

We tried attaching both the slack alert and the email alerts, and users receive the emails correctly, but the slack alerts "disappear". I can assign the alert to a user with Admin OR promote the user to Admin and the alert seems to start working fine.

Do you know what permissions I may need to update our users with, or if this is a bug in the app?

The only thing I can see that MAY coincide is an error that says:

Error in 'sendalert' command: sendmodalert: Cannot access results_file: '/opt/splunk/var/run/splunk/dispatch/scheduler__USER__search__testalert_at_1541565840_19/per_result_alert/tmp_5.csv.gz'. Permission denied.

Other than that I can't seem to find anything in the logs that may be associated. File permissions and everything are correct.

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For those wondering, this was introduced in 7.2.1 and is apparently resolved in 7.2.4

See - SPL-163315 & SPL-163882


Any update on this? We are running into the same issue with 7.2.1. This is a serious issue if users need the AAO capability to do this.

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Through trial and error, discovered that you need to add admin_all_objects permissions to all users that use this feature. This appears to be something fairly new and, IMO kinda dangerous.


If it used to work and now doesn't, you should file a support case.

If this reply helps you, an upvote would be appreciated.
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