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Splunk for Enterprise Security: Is it possible to allow non-admin users to create notable events manually?

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Good afternoon.

This is related to Enterprise Security 3.1.1 build 219910.

Is it possible to allow a non-admin user to create notable events manually? Currently we are getting a 403 error when they attempt to do so.

Looking at the _internal log I see the following:

"POST /services/receivers/simple?source=Manual%20Notable%20Event%20-%20Rule&index=notable&sourcetype=stash_new&host=server.company.com HTTP/1.0" 403 164 - - - 0ms

Is this because the user doesn't have the indexes_edit capability? Any solutions available that don't involve making the user an admin?

Thank you.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

A non-administrator role, such as an ES analyst, needs to have an administrator grant additional permissions to the role, in order to manually create and edit a new notable event.

To add the permissions to the ess_analyst role, an administrator would do the following:

  1. In Splunk Web, choose Settings > Access Controls > Roles.

  2. Click on the ess-analyst role (in the list of roles) to open the editor.

  3. In the "Capabilities" section, add edit_tcp to the Selected capabilities.

  4. Click Save.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/ES/3.2.1/User/Notableeventsandincidentworkflow

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Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi @adsplunk1

Just following up with this post, but did @rphillips_splunk's answer below solve your question? If yes, please don't forget to resolve this post by clicking "Accept" directly below his answer and upvote it by clicking on the up arrow to the left of the answer. Thanks!

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

A non-administrator role, such as an ES analyst, needs to have an administrator grant additional permissions to the role, in order to manually create and edit a new notable event.

To add the permissions to the ess_analyst role, an administrator would do the following:

  1. In Splunk Web, choose Settings > Access Controls > Roles.

  2. Click on the ess-analyst role (in the list of roles) to open the editor.

  3. In the "Capabilities" section, add edit_tcp to the Selected capabilities.

  4. Click Save.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/ES/3.2.1/User/Notableeventsandincidentworkflow

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