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Splunk DB Connect 3 - how to grant a role only to perform predefined dbxlookup, nothing else


I have DB Connect 3.1 installed on my SHC.
I created a DB lookup to provide additional info about host.

I would like to know if it is possible to create a custom role that would grant (and only that) the right to execute
search XXX | dbxlookup mylookup

Especially I want to avoid my users to leverage this access to perform "free" SQL queries against the SQL DB targeted by the lookup... I a afraid what I ask is not possible as it looks permissions can only be granted at identity / connection level.

Also I notice dbxlookup now has an option to create lookup on the fly:

 dbxlookup connection=<connection name> query=<SQL query>

This is typically what I would like to avoid my users to be able to do.

Is it possible ?
Note: using dbxquery + outputlookup to periodically update a standard lookup (as suggested by documentation) is something interesting still I would like to perform live query in this specific use case.


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If you need a "Formal Answer" then post your need for a clarification in the "Post a Comment" section of the documentation page here:

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Revered Legend

Try creating a new role with just this capability (and derived from 'user' role).



Indeed I was planning to try what you suggest but as my concern is about data privacy/security, I am looking for a formal answer... I might miss a corner case if I just do a test by myself. I need to be 100% sure there will be no way to anything else that what is exposed by the lookup.

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