Difference between User and Power User in Splunk

Difference between User and Power User in Splunk: Similar to other different Enterprise tools in the industry, Splunk offers us the flexibility to access control. This means that you will create users & set a password for them. With Splunk, mostly all permissions are offered depending on roles. Furthermore, users are given one or more functions. The roles are contained in various sets of capabilities/permissions.

Capability states the actions like deleting or creating reports, macros, dashboards, etc. This can be accomplished in Splunk Enterprise. Splunk Enterprise has some predefined functions available by default.

Difference between User and Power User in Splunk Role

User role is incomplete to create & edit its particular objects. It sets its individual preferences, creates, edits event types, runs searches, & other related tasks.

Power role offers the capability to edit every shared object including macros, reports, etc. Moreover, one will also edit tags, alerts, event types & other same tasks. With power role number of capabilities is more compared to the role user though less unlike with the role admin.

The table below shows some differences between user & power user roles

SL NO

Subject

Power User (power)

User (user)

1

Alert

A power-user can make alert

Users are not allowed to create an alert

2

Share Report

Power-user are allowed to set permission for report sharing

Users can not set permission for report sharing

3

Report acceleration summaries

Power-user are allowed to view report acceleration summaries

Users do not access to view the acceleration summaries report

4

Accelerate report

Power-user can quicken a report

Users cannot accelerate a report

5

Event types

A power-user allow form & set sharing consent for event kinds

Users are all allowed to create but cannot set sharing-permission for event kinds

6

Field alias

With power user, it’s allowed to create & set sharing consent with field alias

Here at User, it’s allowed to create though cannot set field alias or sharing-permission.

7

Field extraction

Here at power user, it’s allowed to create & set sharing-permission field extraction

User is allowed to create though can’t set field extraction sharing permission

8

Lookup table files

A power-user can set sharing approval and create for field-extraction lookup-files

Users can form though cannot set sharing-permission with lookup table files

9

Macros

A power-user can form & set sharing consent with field extraction macros

Users can form though cannot set sharing-permission for macros

10

Automatic lookup

Power-user are allowed to create & set sharing-permission with field extraction auto lookup

Users are allowed to create though cannot set sharing-permission for auto lookup

11

Calculated fields

Here Power-user is allowed to create & set sharing-permission with calculated fields

Users can form though cannot set sharing consent with calculated fields

12

Tags

A power user is allowed to create & set sharing approval meant for tags

The user creates though cannot set sharing-permission on behalf of tags

13

Schedule Report

Power-user allow set schedule for a report

The user doesn’t set a schedule for a report

14

Ability

Power-user allow edit every shared object & tag events, alerts, & other related tasks

The user allows creating & editing its run searches, saved searches can edit its preferences

15

Field transformation

Power-user allows creating & set sharing consent for field extraction-field transformation

The user allows creating though cannot set sharing-permission with field transformation

16

Search

With power user, it can set and search data from every index

User cannot search index minus permission

17

Lookup definition

Power-user allow to create & set sharing consent with field extraction-lookup definition

The user allows creating though cannot set sharing-permission with lookup definition

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