Splunk Manager Admin Permission Problem

Path Finder


Just updated my search heads to 4.3 and now I get following message when trying to create new roles in Splunk manager.

There was an error retrieving the configuration, can not process this page.

You do not have permission to access the configuration for this page.

No difference between LDAP user (with admin privilege) and local Admin user, both receive the same error.

my /opt/splunk/etc/apps/search/metadata/default.meta shows:



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


that should be okay.

Any suggestion?



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Sometimes I see errors like this if Splunk was started/stopped by root, when it normally runs as a different user. Some of the files become owned by root and then odd things don't work. In Linux, there is a simple fix. Assuming that

  • Splunk is installed in /opt/splunk
  • Splunk should run as user splunkit
  • you are signed in as a user with sudo privileges

    cd /opt
    sudo chown -R splunkit splunk

Of course, the problem could be something entirely different...

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Path Finder

any other suggestion? could it be a bug?

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Path Finder

just chanced permissions - unfortunately still the same behavior.

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