Splunk® Enterprise Security

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Start an investigation in Splunk Enterprise Security

You can start an investigation in several ways in .

After you start an investigation, you can investigate assets and identities using the investigation workbench, and start adding details to the investigation.

By default, users with the ess_admin and ess_analyst roles can start an investigation.

Start an investigation from the Investigations page

Start an investigation from the Investigations page.

  1. Click Create New Investigation.
  2. Type a title.
  3. Select a status.
  4. (Optional) Type a description.
  5. Click Save.

Start an investigation from the investigation bar

When viewing dashboards in , you can see an investigation bar at the bottom of the page. You can use the investigation bar to track your investigation progress from any page in .

  1. Click the plus icon to create an investigation.
  2. Type a title.
  3. Select a status.
  4. (Optional) Type a description.
  5. Click Save.

The investigation is loaded in the investigation bar.

Last modified on 22 November, 2021
Investigations in
Investigate a potential security incident on the investigation workbench in Splunk Enterprise Security

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise Security: 5.1.0, 5.1.1, 5.2.0, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.3.0, 5.3.1, 6.0.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1.0, 6.1.1, 6.2.0, 6.3.0 Cloud only, 6.4.0, 6.4.1, 6.5.0 Cloud only, 6.5.1 Cloud only, 6.6.0, 6.6.2

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