Knowledge Management

Is it possible to assign roles to only have access to certain summary indexes?

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Greetings,

I have read through the Knowledge Manager Manual on summary indexes, but am left with a question for my usecase. Our environment aggregates the internet connection for many departments into one pipe out. The Departmental users want to review these logs, but I don't want them seeing outside the walls of that department. We segment our internal network by IP range, so Dept A would have an IP of 10.1.0.0 and Dept B has 10.2.0.0 etc.

So I would like to take our index=pan_logs src_ip=10.1.* and send that to a summary index of pandepta. I would then grant the deptA group access to that summary index and that is how they could search for Palo Alto firewall data w/o accessing Dept B traffic logs on the pan_logs index.

Does this make sense and more importantly, conceptually, will it work?

Thanks!

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

This would work. It's easier to control the access on per index basis.

The other option would have been for you is to use srchFilter property for the role to specify your src_ip filter (as mentioned in the query). Using this you would not need a summary indexing and multiple summary indexes but what I heard is that it is little efficient and will be applied to all queries, even if they search for other indexes. So, as long as you don't have to create 100's of summary indexes, your approach would be just fine.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

This would work. It's easier to control the access on per index basis.

The other option would have been for you is to use srchFilter property for the role to specify your src_ip filter (as mentioned in the query). Using this you would not need a summary indexing and multiple summary indexes but what I heard is that it is little efficient and will be applied to all queries, even if they search for other indexes. So, as long as you don't have to create 100's of summary indexes, your approach would be just fine.

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Builder

I may have to create 100s over time but for now, just one or two 😉

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