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Where is the file for access control stored in Splunk Cloud?

namrithadeepak
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Hi,

Purely for informational purposes, I would like to know where the file for access control is stored in Splunk Cloud.

Is it stored on the forwarder, indexer, or the search head? If I install a new component (Forwarder, indexer or search head), is it my responsibility to copy this file over to the new component?

I also have Splunk installed on my local machine (for personal use), can I view it then?

Thanks in advance!!

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lguinn2
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I don't know exactly what you mean by "access control." There are several files that Splunk uses to determine who can login, their passwords and their roles. For your local machine, you will find this in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/passwd and in authorize.conf. You may also have configuration files that allow users to login to Splunk with LDAP credentials, etc.

/etc/passwd must exist on all Splunk instances. Other configuration files generally exist only where users login. Usually that is the search head.

You cannot access any of the configuration files directly in Splunk Cloud.

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lguinn2
Legend

I don't know exactly what you mean by "access control." There are several files that Splunk uses to determine who can login, their passwords and their roles. For your local machine, you will find this in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/passwd and in authorize.conf. You may also have configuration files that allow users to login to Splunk with LDAP credentials, etc.

/etc/passwd must exist on all Splunk instances. Other configuration files generally exist only where users login. Usually that is the search head.

You cannot access any of the configuration files directly in Splunk Cloud.

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