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Is it possible to modify users settings using the CLI?

Path Finder

Hi,

I would like to modify some users option like "search assistant" or "syntax highlighting" using the CLI ; is it possible?

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Contributor

Hi, I dont think these capabilities are available from CLI, few operations can be done using CLI but not changing the user options.

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SplunkTrust
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probably not, but would be great to know if im wrong
read here:
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.1.2/Admin/CLIadmincommands
pay attention to the add and remove command and their perspective attributes

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Re: Is it possible to modify users settings using the CLI?

SplunkTrust
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Hi JuGuSm,

well using CLI is a broad statement, and therefore I can answer this question with Yes, of course you can use CLI to change it.

Let me show you how to change the option search_assistant = none to search_assistant = full using CLI commands.

first option, use sed

sed -i 's/search_assistant = none/search_assistant = full/' /opt/splunk/etc/users/<username>/user-prefs/local/user-prefs.conf

second option, use curl and edit it using the REST endpoint:

curl -u admin:changeme -k https://localhost:8089//servicesNS/admin/user-prefs/properties/user-prefs/general/search_assistant -d value=full 

The result will be like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<response>
  <messages>
    <msg type="INFO">Successfully modified 1 key(s)</msg>
  </messages>
</response>

Third option, use any CLI text editor and modify the file - yeah I know, lame but still a CLI option.

So, as you can see there are ways to edit the setting using CLI commands 😉

Hope this helps ...

cheers, MuS

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Re: Is it possible to modify users settings using the CLI?

Path Finder

Awesome! Thank you for this very comprehensive answer.

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