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Splunk Supporting Add-on for Active Directory: What privileges are required for the domain user who connects to the domain?

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Could anyone please help me to find out the AD privileges required for domain service account that splunk uses to connect and query active directory database.

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Hello @sivakumarm , 

In the Splunk side you need for the Splunk Supporting Add-on for Active Directory the admin_all_objects capability to read storage passwords. The user has this capability by default. If you want to use the add on with the non-admin user, then you must have this capability added to its profile.

in the Microsoft side you only need a domain user (enough to discover the Active Directory)

You can find all the informations in the official documentation from Splunk for this add-on:

Configure the Splunk Supporting Add-on for Active Directory - Splunk Documentation





Any Domain User account is enough for this add-on. There is no privilege required.


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Hi @sivakumarm, I also need this information but I couldn't find anything in the documentation or online.

Have you fixed this problem? How?

A classic Domain User is enough?



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