The following are the spec and example files for
# Version 8.2.3 #
# This file contains descriptions of the settings that you can use to # configure on a per-user basis for use by the Splunk Web UI. # # There is a user-prefs.conf file in the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/ directory. # Never change or copy the configuration files in the default directory. # The files in the default directory must remain intact and in their original # location. # # To set custom configurations, create a new file with the name user-prefs.conf in # the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/ directory. Then add the specific settings # that you want to customize to the local configuration file. # For examples, see user-prefs.conf.example. You must restart the Splunk instance # to enable configuration changes. # # To learn more about configuration files (including file precedence) see the # documentation located at # http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Aboutconfigurationfiles # # NOTES: # # 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 file 'roles' settings are more typically sensible # ways to defaults for values in user-prefs.
default_namespace = <app name> * Specifies the app that the user will see initially on 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. * Default: launcher (via the default authorize.conf file) 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). * No default. lang = <string> * Specifies the per-user language preference for non-web ui operations, where multiple tags are separated by commas. * If unset, English "en-US" is used when required. * Only tags used in the "Accept-Language" HTTP header are allowed, such as "en-US" or "fr-FR". * Fuzzy matching is supported, where "en" will match "en-US". * Optional quality settings are supported, such as "en-US,en;q=0.8,fr;q=0.6" * No default. 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 the app.conf file. search_syntax_highlighting = [light|dark|black-white] * Highlights different parts of a search string with different colors. * Dashboards ignore this setting. * Default: light search_use_advanced_editor = <boolean> * Specifies whether the search bar is run using the advanced editor or in just plain text. * If set to false, 'search_auto_format' and 'search_line_numbers' will be "false" and 'search_assistant' cannot be "compact". * Default: true search_assistant = [full|compact|none] * Specifies the type of search assistant to use when constructing a search. * Default: compact search_auto_format = <boolean> * Specifies if auto-format is enabled in the search input. * Default: false search_line_numbers = <boolean> * Display the line numbers with the search. * Default: false dismissedInstrumentationOptInVersion = <integer> * Set by splunk_instrumentation app to its current value of optInVersion when the opt-in modal is dismissed. hideInstrumentationOptInModal = <boolean> * Set to 1 by splunk_instrumentation app when the opt-in modal is dismissed.
# Additional settings exist, but are entirely UI managed. <setting> = <value>
default_earliest_time = <string> default_latest_time = <string> * Sets the global default time range across all apps, users, and roles on the search page.
<name> = <value>
# Version 8.2.3 # # 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, and setting a different language preference for each. [role_power] tz = GMT lang = en-US [role_user] tz = GMT lang = fr-FR,fr-CA;q=0
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 8.2.3