Knowledge Management

How to know the user role in splunk

pradjswl
Explorer

How can I know if I am just a normal user or Power user of the splunk i am using in my department without asking in perticular to admin. Is there a command or link which can identify my role in the splunk I am using.

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somesoni2
Revered Legend

Try running this query

| rest /services/authentication/current-context splunk_server=local | table title roles

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jkat54
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust
 |rest /services/authentication/current-context has a roles column.

pradjswl
Explorer

Thank you @Jkat54. It returned a long list of rows/column. I believe it was very detailed information about my role.
| rest /services/authentication/current-context splunk_server=local | table title roles
was easiest way to read.

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jkat54
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

ha ha ha! look at the response!

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gcusello
Legend

Hi pradjswl,
Try | rest /services/authorization/roles if you're enabled.
Bye.
Giuseppe

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pradjswl
Explorer

Thank you @cusello. It returned a long list of rows/column. I believe it was very detailed information about my role.
| rest /services/authentication/current-context splunk_server=local | table title roles
was easiest way to read.

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somesoni2
Revered Legend

Try running this query

| rest /services/authentication/current-context splunk_server=local | table title roles

pradjswl
Explorer

ty @somesoni2 I got a record with 5roles, and user is one of them. Rest 4 roles appears more or less like the app name I use in my project. So I believe I am user role and not Power user. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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somesoni2
Revered Legend

Every role has certain capabilities. I can't say for certain that you're not power user. You've 4 other custom roles assigned to you and they may or may not have capabilities of power user. So easier option for you will be to check if you can change the sharing permission of any Splunk report/saved search or not. A regular user can't do that.

 user: this role can create and edit its own saved searches, run searches, edit its own preferences, create and edit event types, and other similar tasks.
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