All Apps and Add-ons

User is gone - how to remove their reports and queries?

Explorer

So in the case that someone has left the company - or even if they are here but changed their name - how do we track down all the reports, saved queries, etc. and either remove them or change them to the new name?

0 Karma

Contributor

for saved searches you can either delete them from savedsearches.conf or change owner, You can update the metadata in the location where the savedsearches.conf file exists. For instance, I've got a saved search in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/search/local, I can change the owner in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/search/metadata/local.meta. Determine the app that the savedsearch (or tag or eventtype etc) belongs to. Edit the file
$SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/[appname]/metadata/local.meta
Find the item(s) that need to be changed, and update the owner field.

[savedsearches/mysearch]
export = none
owner = admin
version = 6.2.3
modtime = 1394164870.793299000

or you want it to be done using CLI -
https://answers.splunk.com/answers/295303/how-do-i-change-the-owner-of-a-saved-search-or-vie.html

0 Karma

Explorer

So, if I don't know where all the user is located - or I want to perform an audit, validating all the users of all the searches, etc. - is there some method of dealing with that? I'm new to splunk and I don't know where User xyz's things are. I do know that some actions in splunk generate quite a long list of "invalid key in stanza" type messages

0 Karma

Builder

See my comment at the top. I wrote a program called Splunk Toolbox that gives you the ability to do:

Change ownership of any object
Rename apps
Search almost any object for specific information
Search all apps, searches, etc
Search python
Search MrSparkle
Edit lookup tables
Edit XML
Edit any .conf
Edit just about anything in Splunk

Lots more. this program is entering beta and I need testers. I've been a Splunk user ever since version 2.x. I spoke at .conf2014.

ken@esspc-llc.com

Explorer

Thank you.

0 Karma

Builder

email me at ken@esspc-llc.com. I've written a program that manages all kinds of things in Splunk that are either hard or impossible to do through the Splunk environment.

0 Karma
State of Splunk Careers

Access the Splunk Careers Report to see real data that shows how Splunk mastery increases your value and job satisfaction.

Find out what your skills are worth!