Splunk Cloud lets you display a global banner that remains visible to all users on all UI pages across the product. The global banner feature gives organizations with strict security concerns the ability to display a site classification message that is required to run Splunk software in some environments. For example, you can display a global banner that tells users they are using a secure or classified site.
While the primary use case for the global banner is the persistent display of a site classification message, you can also use it to display any type of notification that requires a persistent, highly visible message. For example, you can use the global banner to notify users about:
- New features
- Software version upgrades
- Scheduled maintenance or downtime
- Data outages
Splunk Web bulletin messages are suitable for most in-product notifications that do not require a persistent global message. For more information on bulletin messages, see Customize Splunk Web messages.
Splunk Cloud supports the display of a single global banner only. The global banner does not appear on the Splunk Cloud login page and users cannot dismiss the banner inside the product.
To customize the global banner a role must have the
edit_global_banner capability. This capability is provided to the
sc_admin role by default.
You can enable and customize the global banner using Splunk Web, as follows:
- In Splunk Web, click Settings > Server Settings > Global Banner.
- Toggle the Banner Visibility switch to On.
- Select a background color for the global banner.
- Enter your message text.
- (optional) Specify an absolute URL to generate a hyperlink to additional information, such as your organization's best practices documentation.
- (optional) Enter the text of the hyperlink. For example, "Learn about best practices".
Your customized global banner now appears on all UI pages in Splunk Cloud.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud™: 8.1.2008, 8.1.2009, 8.1.2011, 8.1.2012 (latest FedRAMP release), 8.1.2101, 8.1.2103, 8.2.2104, 8.2.2105