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user-prefs.conf

The following are the spec and example files for user-prefs.conf.

user-prefs.conf.spec

# This file describes some of the settings that are used, and
# can be configured on a per-user basis for use by the Splunk Web UI.

# Settings in this file are requested with user and application scope of the
# relevant user, and the user-prefs app.

# Additionally, settings by the same name which are available in the roles
# the user belongs to will be used at lower precedence.

# This means interactive setting of these values will cause the values to be
# updated in
# $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/users/<username>/user-prefs/local/user-prefs.conf where
# <username> is the username for the user altering their preferences.

# It also means that values in another app will never be used unless they
# are exported globally (to system scope) or to the user-prefs app.

# In practice, providing values in other apps isn't very interesting, since
# values from the authorize.conf roles settings are more typically sensible
# ways to defaults for values in user-prefs.

[general]

default_namespace = <app name>
* Specifies the app that the user will see initially upon login to the
  Splunk Web User Interface.
* This uses the "short name" of the app, such as launcher, or search,
  which is synonymous with the app directory name.
* Splunk defaults this to 'launcher' via the default authorize.conf

tz = <timezone>
* Specifies the per-user timezone to use
* If unset, the timezone of the Splunk Server or Search Head is used.
* Only canonical timezone names such as America/Los_Angeles should be
  used (for best results use the Splunk UI).
* Defaults to unset.

install_source_checksum = <string>
* Records a checksum of the tarball from which a given set of private user
  configurations was installed.
* Analogous to <install_source_checksum> in app.conf.

[default]

# Additional settings exist, but are entirely UI managed.
<setting> = <value>


user-prefs.conf.example

#   Version 6.3.11
#
# This is an example user-prefs.conf.  Use this file to configure settings
# on a per-user basis for use by the Splunk Web UI.
#
# To use one or more of these configurations, copy the configuration block
# into user-prefs.conf in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/. You must restart
# Splunk to enable configurations.
#
# To learn more about configuration files (including precedence) please see
# the documentation located at
# http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Aboutconfigurationfiles

# Note: These are examples.  Replace the values with your own
# customizations.


# EXAMPLE: Setting the default timezone to GMT for all Power and User role
# members.

[role_power]
tz = GMT

[role_user]
tz = GMT

Last modified on 05 June, 2017
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.3.11


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