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Implementing Splunk: Big Data Reporting and Development for Operational Intelligence by Vincent Bumgarner

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Object permissions

Almost all objects in Splunk have permissions associated with them. The permissions essentially have the following three options:

  • Private: Only the user that created the search can see or use the object, and only in the app where it was created
  • App: All users that have permission to read an object may use that object in the context of the app that contains that object
  • Global: All users that have permission to read an object may use that object in any app

How permissions affect navigation

To see a visible instance of permissions in action, let's look at our navigation. In our application, Implementing Splunk App One, our navigation looks like this:

If you recall the navigation XML we built before, this menu is controlled by the following ...

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