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Why are Security Roles, Indexes not showing up on SHC?

Builder

I have a number of indexes that only exist on the indexers. In the past, I know that I have been able to select them in the role management GUI and now they do not appear. The authorize.conf on the Search Head Cluster has them listed under the roles.

As follows.

[role_user]
srchDiskQuota = 250
srchIndexesAllowed = application;idx_appdev;idx_citrix;idx_fourd;idx_infrastructure;main;network;os;perfmon;server;wind
srchIndexesDefault = application;idx_appdev;main;perfmon;server;windows;wineventlog;winevents
srchMaxTime = 8640000

However I do not see these in the GUI. Any ideas? Do I now have to make a placeholder indexes with these names on the SHC for them to show up? Seems sloppy.

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Re: Why are Security Roles, Indexes not showing up on SHC?

Contributor

" Do I now have to make a placeholder indexes with these names on the SHC for them to show up? "

Correct.
Just place a copy of you indexes.conf from the indexers in your SHC

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Re: Why are Security Roles, Indexes not showing up on SHC?

Ultra Champion

Hi @teunlaan, not sure about that -

-- Just place a copy of you indexes.conf from the indexers in your SHC

Looking at a functioning cluster at one SH and I see -

cd /opt/splunk/etc
$ find . -name indexes.conf
./system/local/indexes.conf
./system/default/indexes.conf
./master-apps/_cluster/default/indexes.conf
./apps/<app name1>/default/indexes.conf
./apps/<app name2>/default/indexes.conf

The real indexes.conf is nowhere to be found.

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Re: Why are Security Roles, Indexes not showing up on SHC?

Builder

Following @teunlaan advice I placed a dumbed-down copy of my indexes.conf on the search head members. This appears to have worked. Limiting sizes, bare minimum to run.

[perfmon]
coldPath = $SPLUNK_DB/perfmon/colddb
homePath = $SPLUNK_DB/perfmon/db
maxTotalDataSizeMB = 1000
thawedPath = $SPLUNK_DB/perfmon/thaweddb

[security]
coldPath = $SPLUNK_DB/security/colddb
homePath = $SPLUNK_DB/security/db
maxTotalDataSizeMB = 1000
thawedPath = $SPLUNK_DB/security/thaweddb

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Re: Why are Security Roles, Indexes not showing up on SHC?

Engager

Did not worked for me.
Facing the same issue.
Did you updated the indexes.conf on all nodes of SH-C

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