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?

0 Karma


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.


If you feel this response answered your question, please do not forget to mark it as such. If it did not, but you do have the answer, feel free to answer your own post and accept that as the answer.
0 Karma
Get Updates on the Splunk Community!

.conf24 | Day 0

Hello Splunk Community! My name is Chris, and I'm based in Canberra, Australia's capital, and I travelled for ...

Enhance Security Visibility with Splunk Enterprise Security 7.1 through Threat ...

 (view in My Videos)Struggling with alert fatigue, lack of context, and prioritization around security ...

Troubleshooting the OpenTelemetry Collector

  In this tech talk, you’ll learn how to troubleshoot the OpenTelemetry collector - from checking the ...