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Splunk 9.x Enterprise Certified Admin Guide

By : Srikanth Yarlagadda
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Splunk 9.x Enterprise Certified Admin Guide

By: Srikanth Yarlagadda

Overview of this book

The IT sector's appetite for Splunk and skilled Splunk developers continues to surge, offering more opportunities for developers with each passing decade. If you want to enhance your career as a Splunk Enterprise administrator, then Splunk 9.x Enterprise Certified Admin Guide will not only aid you in excelling on your exam but also pave the way for a successful career. You’ll begin with an overview of Splunk Enterprise, including installation, license management, user management, and forwarder management. Additionally, you’ll delve into indexes management, including the creation and management of indexes used to store data in Splunk. You’ll also uncover config files, which are used to configure various settings and components in Splunk. As you advance, you’ll explore data administration, including data inputs, which are used to collect data from various sources, such as log files, network protocols (TCP/UDP), APIs, and agentless inputs (HEC). You’ll also discover search-time and index-time field extraction, used to create reports and visualizations, and help make the data in Splunk more searchable and accessible. The self-assessment questions and answers at the end of each chapter will help you gauge your understanding. By the end of this book, you’ll be well versed in all the topics required to pass the Splunk Enterprise Admin exam and use Splunk features effectively.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Part 1: Splunk System Administration
Part 2:Splunk Data Administration
Chapter 12: Self-Assessment Mock Exam

Users, Roles, and Authentication in Splunk

Splunk Enterprise follows the role-based access control (RBAC) approach, which allows users to access Splunk instances but restricts what users see and which actions they can perform. As a Splunk system administrator, it’s important to familiarize yourself with Splunk’s default user roles as well as to learn how to create custom roles to meet your organization’s specific requirements. You may also be tested on your understanding of role inheritance, which allows you to assign multiple roles to a user, and how to manage index access for users. It’s important to show that you can set up authentication in Splunk using methods like LDAP, SAML, and more. These skills are tested in the Splunk Enterprise Admin certification exam, as they are crucial for effectively managing user permissions and access in a Splunk environment.

The following are the key components involved in taking the RBAC approach, which we will discuss...