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Asset and Identity dashboards

The Identity domain dashboards provide information about the assets and identities defined in Splunk Enterprise Security. For more information about the use of Asset and Identity records, see the section on "Identity management" in this manual.

Asset Center dashboard

Use the Asset Center dashboard to review and search for objects in the asset data added to Enterprise Security. The asset data represents a list of hosts, IP addresses, and subnets within the organization, along with information about each asset. The asset list correlates asset properties to indexed events, providing context such as asset location and the priority level of an asset.


Dashboard filters

Use the available dashboard filters to refine the results displayed on the dashboard panels.

Filter by Description Action
Asset A known or unknown asset Text field. Empty by default. Wildcard strings with an asterisk (*)
Priority Filter by the Priority field in the Asset table Drop-down by Priority.
Business Unit A group or department classification for the asset. Text field. Empty by default. Wildcard strings with an asterisk (*)
Category Filter by the Category field in the Asset table. Drop-down by Category.
Owner Filter by the Owner field in the Asset table. Text field. Empty by default. Wildcard strings with an asterisk (*)
Time Range Select the time range to represent. Drop-down: select to filter by

Dashboard Panels

Panel Description
Assets by Priority Displays the number of assets by priority level. The drilldown opens a search with the selected priority level.
Assets by Business Unit Displays the relative amount of assets by business unit. The drilldown opens a search with the selected business unit.
Assets by Category Displays the relative amount of assets by category. The drilldown opens a search with the selected category.
Asset Information Shows all assets that match the current dashboard filters. The drilldown opens the "Asset Investigator" dashboard if the "ip", "nt_host", "mac", or "dns" fields are selected. Any other field will open a search with the selected field.

Data sources

The reports in the Asset Center dashboard reference fields in the Asset and Identities data model. Relevant data sources include lists of assets and identities collected and loaded as lookups, scripted inputs, or search-extracted data.

Identity Center dashboard

Use the Identity Center dashboard to review and search for objects in the identity data added to Enterprise Security. Identity data represents a list of account names, legal names, nicknames, and alternate names, along with other associated information about each identity. The identity data is used to correlate user information to indexed events, providing additional context.

Filtering Identities in Identity Center

The filter for the Identity Center dashboard uses a key=value pair search field. To filter identities, enter a key=value pair instead of a name or text string.

Some sample key=value pairs are email=*acmetech.com or nick=a_nickname.

Use the available dashboard filters to refine the results displayed on the dashboard panels.

Filter by Description Action
Username A known or unknown user Text field. Empty by default. Wildcard strings with an asterisk (*)
Priority Filter by the Priority field in the Identities table Drop-down by Priority.
Business Unit A group or department classification for the identity. Text field. Empty by default. Wildcard strings with an asterisk (*)
Category Filter by the Category field in the Identities table. Drop-down by Category.
Watchlisted Identities Only Filter by the identities tagged as "watchlist" in the Identities table. Drop-down: select to filter by
Time Range Select the time range to represent. Drop-down: select to filter by

Dashboard Panels

Panel Description
Identities by Priority Displays the count of Identities by priority level. The drilldown opens a search with the selected priority level.
Identities by Business Unit Displays the relative number of Identities by business unit. The drilldown opens a search with the selected business unit.
Identities by Category Displays the relative number of Identities by category. The drilldown opens a search with the selected category.
Identity Information Shows all assets that match the current dashboard filters. The drilldown opens the "Identity Investigator" dashboard if the "identity" field is selected. Any other field will open a search with the selected field.

Data sources

The reports in the Identity Center dashboard reference fields in the Asset and Identities data model. Relevant data sources include lists of assets and identities collected and loaded as lookups, scripted inputs, or search extracted data.

Session Center dashboard

The Session Center dashboard provides an overview of network sessions. Network sessions are used to correlate network activity to a user using session data provided by DHCP or VPN servers. Use the Session Center to review the session logs and identify the user or machine associated with an IP address used during a session.

Dashboard Panels

Panel Description
Sessions Over Time Displays the total count of network sessions over time. The drilldown opens a search with the selected session and time range.
Session Details Displays the top 1000 network sessions that have been most recently opened, based on the session start time. The drilldown opens a search with the selected session details.

Troubleshooting Identity dashboards

The dashboards reference data from various data models. Without the applicable data, the panels will remain empty. See "Dashboard Troubleshooting" in this manual.

Last modified on 21 September, 2016
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise Security: 4.1.0, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.2.0 Cloud only, 4.2.1 Cloud only, 4.2.2 Cloud only


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