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How to do you change ownership of a lookup file?


We have several lookup files for users who have left, and we would like to transfer the ownership to a new production user that we have created for the purpose. Any idea how to do this?

For other knowledge objects this can be done in settings > All Configurations > Reassign Knowledge Objects, but lookups do not seem to be included in this list.

Splunk 6.6.5
ES: 4.7.4

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You'll have to move the files manually from $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/users/<olduser>/<app>/lookups/* to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/users/<newuser>/lookups.

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In addition to the above, please also look at the following link as the instructions there solved my ownership issue:


In some cases the file is stored under the app context and moving it won't change the ownership. This happened to me while updating a lookup file for a custom app. There is a metadata folder in the app folder which contains default and local .meta files. I edited the local.meta file, found my owner=[myuseraccount] and changed this to nobody (or whatever user you want). Found the metadata files under $SPLUNK_HOME$/etc/apps/[appname]/metadata.

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