Splunk® Add-on Builder

Splunk Add-on Builder User Guide

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Create an add-on

Click Create an add-on on the Add-on Builder home page, then specify the basic properties for your add-on. These settings also determine how your add-on appears in Splunk Web.

AddonBuilder2 CreateAddon.png

Set the following properties for your project:

Property Description
Add-on Name The name of the add-on.
Author The author name, which appears with the add-on in Splunk Web.
Add-on Folder Name The folder name for the add-on under $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/.

Add-on folder names have a prefix of "TA-", which is a requirement for Splunk Enterprise Security add-ons. For add-ons created by Splunk, the folder name prefix is "Splunk_TA_". To change the folder name, click Edit.

Version The version number of the add-on, which appears with the add-on in Splunk Web.
Description The description of your add-on.
Visible Indicates whether you want the add-on to be visible in the Splunk Web app list. By default, add-ons are not visible. However, if you create a setup page for your add-on, the Visible property will be enabled automatically.
Icon Upload an image file to use as the icon for your add-on. The Add-on Builder creates a large version (72x72 pixels) and a small version (36x36 pixels) of the icon from this image.
Theme Color The color to use for your add-on.

After you click Create to save your settings, the Splunk Add-on Builder displays a home page for your new add-on with the workflow for building it, including a summary of the objects you have configured.

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Add-on Builder workflow

The following diagram shows the basic workflow in creating an add-on. AOB2.2 overall procedure1.jpg

Workflow action Description
Create a data input Get data into your add-on by configuring data inputs.
Configure data collection Configure a data input using a REST API call, using a shell command, or writing Python code.
Create a setup page Create a setup page for your add-on when you need to prompt users for information to run your add-on, including authentication.
Manage source types Add or import a source type and add sample data to your add-on so that you can add knowledge objects from it. You can import data from an existing source type or upload sample files.
Extract fields Create field extractions from the data inputs you configured.
Map to data model Map the fields from the field extractions to the data model you want to use.
Create alert actions Create custom alert actions, including running an adaptive response action for Splunk Enterprise Security.
Validate the add-on Validate the add-on for best practices, and test the modular/scripted inputs, field extractions, and data model mappings. The Splunk Add-on Builder shows you any errors or warnings, along with recommendations about how to address them.
Package the add-on Package the add-on when you are ready to install your add-on and use it. The result is a compressed file that contains a directory with the necessary configuration files.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Add-on Builder: 2.2.0


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