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user-prefs.conf

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

user-prefs.conf.spec

   Version 8.1.0

OVERVIEW


 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.

[general]

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.

[default]

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

[general_default]

default_earliest_time = <string>
default_latest_time = <string>
* Sets the global default time range across all apps, users, and roles on the search page.

[role_<name>]

<name> = <value>

user-prefs.conf.example

#   Version 8.1.0
#
# 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

Last modified on 13 October, 2020
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 8.1.0


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