Splunk® App for AWS

Installation and Configuration Manual

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On July 15, 2022, the Splunk App for AWS will reach its end of life. After this date, Splunk will no longer maintain or develop this product. The functionality in this app is migrating to a content pack in Data Integrations. Learn about the Content Pack for Amazon Web Services Dashboards and Reports.
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Add AWS accounts for the Splunk App for AWS

When you open the Splunk App for AWS, the app displays an Overview dashboard. This dashboard had no data in it yet, because you first need to configure your AWS account(s) and enable your data inputs.

Prerequisites

Before you proceed, confirm that you have configured your AWS accounts and services in the AWS Management Console and configured sufficient IAM permissions for at least one account. If you have not yet completed those steps, go back to the Before You Deploy chapter in this manual for instructions and guidance.

Use this procedure only if you fall into one of these categories:

If you do not fall into these categories, do not use the Configure tab in the app. Instead go to your forwarder and configure your accounts and inputs using the add-on instead.

Add accounts using the Configure tab in the app

1. Open the Splunk App for AWS.

2. Click Configure on the app navigation bar. This tab is only visible to Splunk administrators.

3. On the Configure page, click Add AWS Account.

4. Enter a Friendly Name to identify the account. Use only alphanumeric characters.

5. Enter the Access Key ID for the AWS account that you want the app to use to collect data.

6. Enter the Secret Access Key for the AWS account.

7. Click Add.

If necessary, you can create multiple accounts, each configured with permissions for all or selected AWS services.

When you have configured at least one account, you can start to configure your data inputs. See Inputs overview for the Splunk App for AWS.

Last modified on 27 January, 2016
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for AWS: 4.0.0, 4.1.0, 4.1.1


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