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minimum permissions required for using http simple receiver

monzy
Communicator

what are the minimum permissions required to add data to splunk using the http simple receiver http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/RESTAPI/RESTinput#receivers.2Fsimple

the example shows the admin user. i created a test user with a role of user and then changed the role to power user. but both return insufficient permissions.

i messed around with a custom user role adding/removing capabilities. but couldn't arrive at the right permission. is there a way to create a user not in the admin role with some minimum set of permissions to add data via the simple http receiver ?

my test attempt is below:

curl -k -u test:test "https://localhost:8089/services/receivers/simple?source=www&sourcetype=web_event" -d "Sun Jul 10 15:56:02 PDT 2011 User vishalp logged in successfully."
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>


insufficient permission to access this resource

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Neeraj_Luthra
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

It seems you will need the "edit_tcp" capability to be able use this endpoint.

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Neeraj_Luthra
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

It seems you will need the "edit_tcp" capability to be able use this endpoint.

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kevinanderson
New Member

I downvoted this post because a vague answer

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Anam
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi kevinanderson

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martin_mueller
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

See docs for more info: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.0.2/Admin/authorizeconf#.5Bcapability::edit_tcp.5D

Additionally, five years later I'd recommend using the HTTP Event Collector instead of mulling over old, more basic features.

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helge
Builder

Confirmed!

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monzy
Communicator

thanks Neeraj. verified. edit_tcp is the way to rest 🙂

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