Grant Power Users Role Edit on All Saves Searches / Alerts


We have hundreds of saved searches/reports/alerts. I need the power users role to be able to edit and maintain them, but it seems that this permission isn't set by default. Is there a way to bulk set this and have all new reports inherit Power Users / Edit?

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There may be a better answer, but our solution to problems like this is to write a script (PowerShell for Windows) that iterates over all of the files called local.meta in all of the $Splunk_Home\etc\apps\[app]\metadata folders. You'll want to add power to the read and write attributes. E.g.


 access = read : [ admin ], write : [ admin ]


 access = read : [ admin, power ], write : [ admin, power ]

You'll need to restart your instance after making these changes.


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