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Start an investigation in Splunk Enterprise Security

You can start an investigation in several ways in Splunk Enterprise Security.

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 Splunk Enterprise Security, 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 Splunk Enterprise Security.

  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.

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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


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