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How to create a user role with capabilities to manage users and roles in Splunk Web, but have no other admin capabilities?

Contributor

Hello Splunkers

I need to assign a special role to a user to manage users and roles. Which capabilities should I delete from an admin role to prevent it from managing users and roles through Splunk Web?
Also, which capabilities should I add to a user role to manage users and roles, but have no more admin capabilities?

Thanks for all answers

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Communicator

In Addition to the capabilities, you need to make the manager endpoints readable in the metadata of the search-app:

[manager]
access = read : [ splunk_developer, admin, splunk_analyst ], write : [ splunk_admin, admin]
export = system

[manager/accesscontrols]
access = read : [ splunk_admin, admin ], write : [ splunk_admin, admin ]

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I believe you want to assign the edit_roles and edit_user capabilities to the security manager role (and remove them from the admin role). You can see descriptions for all capabilities at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.3.1511/Security/Rolesandcapabilities

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Contributor

Hi, richgalloway

if I add some capabilities to user roles I do not see Access Control section in Settings menu at all

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

So I see. I don't know how to fix that.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

After consulting an instructor and experimenting, I came up with a work-around. Bookmark the Access Controls page and give that bookmark to the access manager. Once he uses that link to get to the page he should be able to edit users and roles.

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Contributor

I created new role by adding "edit users" and "edit roles" capabilities to user role and created user with this role after that I followed link to edit users and edit roles peges.
It really works this way but only for "Edit users" tab and [Processing error] "Default app inherited from" column at admin user little confuse me.
Tab "Edit users" opens with error message "There was an error retrieving the configuration, can not process this page."

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