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How to change the permissions of a saved search from the CLI


I add a new saved search by CLI splunk:

./splunk add saved-search -search 'ERROR*' -name 'ERROR chart' -schedule '0 * * * *' -alert true

and by default I have a permission 'Keep private'

how to edit or add with

- 'This app only (search)',
- 'All apps'

permissions? without usage GUI.

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Solution working in Splunk v7.0
To change an existing report permissions from private to sharing

curl -k -u admin:pass https://localhost:8089/servicesNS/{user}/{app}/saved/searches/{search%20name}/acl -d owner={user} -d sharing=app
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Splunk Employee

If you cannot use the UI at all, you'll need to POST to the /servicesNS/{user}/{app}/saved/searches/{search name}/acl REST API endpoint and update the value of the sharing key in the eai:acl properties from "user" to "app" or "global".

In the example below, I am changing the sharing property from "user" to "app" for a saved search named "_internal errors - last 15 minutes" which is private and belongs to user "odisciullo" in app "search":

$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk _internal call '/servicesNS/odisciullo/search/saved/searches/_internal%20errors%20-%20last%2015%20minutes/acl' -post:owner odisciullo -post:sharing app

After this change, any user can run that saved search from within the context of the "search" app.


Just a note--I tried hexx's method in 6.6.0 and it failed with <msg type="ERROR">You do not have permission to share objects at the system level</msg> even though I was attempting it as admin.

Instead, I had to use the methods covered in the documentation on REST ACLs, involving curl.


Can you share what the curl command was?

EDIT: curl -k -u admin:pass https://localhost:8089/servicesNS/{user}/{app}/saved/searches/{search%20name}/acl -d owner=alice -d sharing=app

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I don't want to discourage you from getting your answer, but for answers that are that far back it most likely is better to just ask a new question as to try to restart the conversation.

It can also help to use @ in front of the username to notify the user that he or she was mentioned by someone somewhere on this site. @nnmiller



@pyro_wood Gotcha. I updated my comment with the answer for future readers.

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