Splunk Enterprise Security

How to delete users with realms via REST API in Enterprise Security Credential Management?


Hi Splunkers & Splunkettes,

So when attempting to remove a configured user via a REST API call, I don't seem to be able to specify a unique user by realm. For example, If I configure two users:

username: svc_splunk

realm: blank


username: svc_splunk

realm: SA-ThreatIntelligence

Issuing the following command will remove the first one:

curl -k -u admin:pass --request DELETE \

``However, when running it again, I am advised that the user doesn't exist (despite the fact it's present on the Credential Manager page).

From the docs (LINK) there appears to be no way to specify the realm, hence no way to delete the user.

Is there something undocumented that I'm missing?

PS. The current method of changing & deleting users once added is horrible

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curl -k -u admin:changeme --request DELETE https://localhost:8089/servicesNS/nobody/search/storage/passwords/realm:username:

For example, the user 'simon' in realm 'work' would be

curl -k -u admin:changeme --request DELETE https://localhost:8089/servicesNS/nobody/search/storage/passwords/work:simon:
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