Splunk® App for Infrastructure

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Manage Admin and User Accounts in Splunk App for Infrastructure

Splunk App for Infrastructure supports two pre-defined user roles: Administrator (Admin) and Guest (User). The Admin and User role permissions are defined below. Neither role can create custom roles or modify access that particular roles have.

Admin versus User roles

When logged into Splunk App for Infrastructure, an Admin role and User role has the following permissions.

Admin role permissions

Role Permitted to
Admin role
  • view and manage all accounts
  • add new user accounts
  • change account passwords
  • change the account type
  • delete a user account
  • set up data collection
  • delete entities
  • create and delete groups
  • create and delete alerts
  • view internal logs
  • manage licensing
  • restart the server
  • perform upgrades

User role permissions

Role Permitted to Not permitted to
User role
  • view your account details
  • edit your password
  • view alerts
  • view workspaces
  • view the Infrastructure Overview
  • add AWS accounts
  • access Linux deployment commands
  • create or delete privileges

Create and manage user accounts

You must have admin privileges to create and manage user accounts.

The Splunk App for Infrastructure license supports up to five (5) user accounts in your instance. Accounts can have Admin or User roles.

Create a new user account

  1. Click the user icon in the header bar to display the dropdown menu.
  2. Click Account Settings.
  3. In the Manage Accounts view, click Add new account.
    1. Add new account is only available when you log in as an Admin.
  4. Next to Role, select Admin or User. This assigns the role to the new account you create. Role permissions are defined earlier in this topic.
  5. Enter the Username for the account.
  6. Enter a valid Email address.
  7. Enter a Password and Confirm password.
  8. Enter the user's Full name. The user's initials are used in the account's icon.
  9. Select permission to delete data.
  10. Click Save.

Change the password for an account

  1. Click the user icon in the header bar to display the dropdown menu.
  2. Click Account Settings.
  3. In the Manage Accounts view, select the user's account. This opens the user's account details.
  4. Next to Password, type a new password.
  5. Next to Confirm password, type the password again.
  6. Click Save.

Change a User to an Admin

  1. Click the user icon in the header bar to display the dropdown menu.
  2. Click Account Settings.
  3. In the Manage Accounts view, select the user's account. This opens the user's account details.
  4. Next to Role, click Admin.
  5. (Optional) Next to Permission to Delete Data, click Yes.
  6. Click Save.

Delete an account

  1. Click the user icon in the header bar to display the dropdown menu.
  2. Click Account Settings.
  3. In the Manage Accounts view, select the user's account. This opens the user's account details.
  4. At the bottom of the page, click Delete.
  5. In the dialog window, click Delete to confirm that you want to delete the user.
Last modified on 04 February, 2019
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for Infrastructure: 1.2.0, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3


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