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Can I get an overview of how Splunk permissions work?

jmulcaster_splu
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I want to set up an organized system of permissions so we can give the right access to the right data and the right Splunk features to the right analysts in my organization. Can I get a sketch of how permissions work in Splunk and where I can get info about how to set them up?

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jmulcaster_splu
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The Splunk Product Best Practices team provided this response. Read more about How Crowdsourcing is Shaping the Future of Splunk Best Practices.

Splunk enables you to control access to your data, product features, knowledge objects, and apps by masking the content to the user.

Note: This answer applies to Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud.

How access control and permissions helps protect your data

Role-based access control provides flexible and effective tools that you can use to protect Splunk data. For example, you can set search limitations, provide access to product features, data, and knowledge objects, and set the default app users land in when they log into Splunk.

You can leverage Splunk’s default roles to create additional, business-specific roles. If you establish role-based access early, you can prevent unintentional exposure to sensitive data when you create users with different roles.

Roles determine access and permissions, and have a specific set of capabilities that specify or limit the actions available to them. Read about configuring role-based user access to learn more about Splunk’s predefined roles and how to create custom roles.

Consider setting up Single Sign-on (SSO). SSO lets you use a reverse proxy to handle Splunk authentication to allow your users to seamlessly access Splunk Web and any other applications you have configured for SSO. No need to create users, Splunk will use the ones you've already defined.

  • Roles: A collection of permissions and capabilities that defines a user function in Splunk Enterprise. Splunk Enterprise users can have one or more roles.
  • Permissions: The level of access assigned to a role that specifies how a user with that role can interact with knowledge objects in Splunk software.
  • Capabilities: A user action within Splunk Enterprise. You can use role-based security to restrict user actions in the software.

How to get started with Splunk access control

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jmulcaster_splu
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The Splunk Product Best Practices team provided this response. Read more about How Crowdsourcing is Shaping the Future of Splunk Best Practices.

Splunk enables you to control access to your data, product features, knowledge objects, and apps by masking the content to the user.

Note: This answer applies to Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud.

How access control and permissions helps protect your data

Role-based access control provides flexible and effective tools that you can use to protect Splunk data. For example, you can set search limitations, provide access to product features, data, and knowledge objects, and set the default app users land in when they log into Splunk.

You can leverage Splunk’s default roles to create additional, business-specific roles. If you establish role-based access early, you can prevent unintentional exposure to sensitive data when you create users with different roles.

Roles determine access and permissions, and have a specific set of capabilities that specify or limit the actions available to them. Read about configuring role-based user access to learn more about Splunk’s predefined roles and how to create custom roles.

Consider setting up Single Sign-on (SSO). SSO lets you use a reverse proxy to handle Splunk authentication to allow your users to seamlessly access Splunk Web and any other applications you have configured for SSO. No need to create users, Splunk will use the ones you've already defined.

  • Roles: A collection of permissions and capabilities that defines a user function in Splunk Enterprise. Splunk Enterprise users can have one or more roles.
  • Permissions: The level of access assigned to a role that specifies how a user with that role can interact with knowledge objects in Splunk software.
  • Capabilities: A user action within Splunk Enterprise. You can use role-based security to restrict user actions in the software.

How to get started with Splunk access control

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