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Convert to PST Time

Communicator

Hello:

My system log files are in GMT, as well as the Splunk forwarder and Splunk server. They are all in GMT (or UTC)

However, my Splunk users are in PST time zone. So, I would like the splunk searches, reports and alerts to display the charts and tables in PST time. How can I accomplish that?

Thank you!

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Re: Convert to PST Time

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You can edit the time zone TZ attribute in props.conf. See Specify time zones of timestamps in the Getting Data In manual.

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Re: Convert to PST Time

Communicator

Yes, I did this and nothing changes.
[host::hostname]
TZ = Etc./UTC

My problem is not that logs are in different timezone than the Splunk server. My logs and Splunk server are in the same time zone. But my Splunk users are in PST.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Ah, sorry, I misunderstood. You can set each user's time zone in Manager, so they can see events in their own time zone. Manager > Access controls > Users.

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Re: Convert to PST Time

Communicator

We have hundreds of users imported from LDAP. Is there any way to make a mass tiemzone edit for all users? They are all set to "Default System TimeZone" --- may be I can change the default to PST? How do I do that? Thank you!

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I see...I don't think there is any way to do a multiple user update like this within Splunk. You would have to write a script to update the tz setting in each user file, which is in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/users//user-prefs/local/user-prefs.conf.

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