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Why history command only shows my searches, not searches run by all users?

ashari
Explorer

I want to see all the searches that are run on Splunk server in a given time by different users. I am using the “|History” command which shows all the splunk searches that I have run but it does not show the searches run by other users.
Can you please help me to sort that out.

Thanks

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MuS
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi ashari,

the history command can only be used to view the current user's search history.
If you need to see all searches done by all users, you need an account that can read index=_audit and search something like this:

 index=_audit action=search info=granted search=* NOT "search_id='scheduler" NOT "search='|history" NOT "user=splunk-system-user" NOT "search='typeahead" NOT "search='| metadata type=* | search totalCount>0" | stats count by user search _time | sort _time | convert ctime(_time) | stats list(_time) as time list(search) as search by user

hope this helps ...

cheers, MuS

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MuS
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi ashari,

the history command can only be used to view the current user's search history.
If you need to see all searches done by all users, you need an account that can read index=_audit and search something like this:

 index=_audit action=search info=granted search=* NOT "search_id='scheduler" NOT "search='|history" NOT "user=splunk-system-user" NOT "search='typeahead" NOT "search='| metadata type=* | search totalCount>0" | stats count by user search _time | sort _time | convert ctime(_time) | stats list(_time) as time list(search) as search by user

hope this helps ...

cheers, MuS

ashari
Explorer

Thanks, it works fine.

phudinhha
Explorer

Hi MuS,

Do we need to specify the username to search for this?

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