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Is this the correct way to use appOrder in user-prefs.conf on a search head cluster?

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I want to sort everyone's apps in the Launcher, so on my deployer I created an app called MYuser-prefs. It contains a single file `MYuser-prefs\local\user-prefs.conf` that looks like this:

[general_default]
appOrder = MY_Docs,search,pingfederate,data_curator,SplunkAppForWebAnalytics

After I apply the shcluster-bundle, the order of apps in the Launcher is unchanged. Any suggestions?

EDIT: I forgot to mention that if I manually go to each search head and add the appOrder parameter to the standard user-prefs app, then it works. I just would like to do it centrally from the deployer whenever I need to make adjustments.

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Re: Is this the correct way to use appOrder in user-prefs.conf on a search head cluster?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi @lycollicott,

After pushing bundle from deployer, can you please check $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk cmd btool user-prefs --debug list on any of the search head, the output will show that appOrder is taking from which app. So you can figure out whether appOrder parameter is taking from correct app or not.

Thanks,
Harshil

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Re: Is this the correct way to use appOrder in user-prefs.conf on a search head cluster?

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Yes, I did that. The appOrder is read from the deployed file, but it doesn't seem to have any affect.

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Re: Is this the correct way to use appOrder in user-prefs.conf on a search head cluster?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You need to export this app globally. The user-prefs is a per app setting.

Read the prologue in user-prefs.conf.spec here http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.1.6/Admin/User-prefsconf

Here's how to export globally:
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.0.2/Admin/Defaultmetaconf

/appName/metadata/default.meta:

[]
export=system

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