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Do roles only inherit capabilities or also indexes searched?

ggouillart
Explorer

Dear all,

I have two roles set for admins, "role A" that should allow all indexes to be searched, and the second (role B) that has the same capabilities except that a user for role B can't look a the proxy indexes.

Role B inherits from role A.
Does this mean that role B can access the exact same indexes as Role A?

Thanks in advance for your help

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renjith_nair
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

@ggouillart

Reference : How users inherit allowed indexes

How users inherit allowed indexes

In the case of allowed indexes, the user is given the highest level of access granted to any role to which they are assigned.
    For example, if a user is assigned to the role "simple user" which limits access to one particular index, and also to a role "advanced user" which has more capabilities and allows access to all indexes, the user will have access to all indexes. If you wanted to grant the capabilities of the "advanced user" but continue to limit their index access to the single index defined for the "simple user", you should create a new role specifically for that user.
Happy Splunking!

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renjith_nair
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

@ggouillart

Reference : How users inherit allowed indexes

How users inherit allowed indexes

In the case of allowed indexes, the user is given the highest level of access granted to any role to which they are assigned.
    For example, if a user is assigned to the role "simple user" which limits access to one particular index, and also to a role "advanced user" which has more capabilities and allows access to all indexes, the user will have access to all indexes. If you wanted to grant the capabilities of the "advanced user" but continue to limit their index access to the single index defined for the "simple user", you should create a new role specifically for that user.
Happy Splunking!
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