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Splunk Add-on for AWS

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Configure Inspector inputs for the Splunk Add-on for AWS

Configure Inspector inputs to collect Inspector data (source type: aws:inspector).

Configure an Inspector input for the Splunk Add-on for AWS on your data collection node through Splunk Web (recommended), or in local/aws_inspector_tasks.conf. This data source is only available in a subset of AWS regions. See the AWS documentation for a full list of supported regions: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#inspector_region.

Choose a configuration option:

Configure an Inspector input using Splunk Web

To configure inputs using Splunk Web, click on Splunk Add-on for AWS in the left navigation bar on Splunk Web home, then click Create New Input > Inspector.

Argument in configuration file Field in Splunk Web Description
account AWS Account The AWS account or EC2 IAM role the Splunk platform uses to access your Inspector findings. In Splunk Web, select an account from the drop-down list. In aws_inspector_tasks.conf, enter the friendly name of one of the AWS accounts that you configured on the Configuration page or the name of the autodiscovered EC2 IAM role.
regions AWS Region The AWS region that contains the data. In aws_inspector_tasks.conf, enter region IDs in a comma-separated list.
sourcetype Source type A source type for the events. Enter a value only if you want to override the default of aws:inspector. Event extraction relies on the default value of source type. If you change the default value, you must update props.conf as well.
index Index The index name where the Splunk platform puts the Inspector findings. The default is main.
polling_interval Pooling interval The number of seconds to wait before the Splunk platform runs the command again. Default is 300 seconds.

Configure an Inspector input using configuration file

To configure the input using the configuration files, create $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_aws/local/aws_inspector_tasks.conf using the following template.

[<name>]
account = <value>
regions = <value>
index = <value>
polling_interval = <value>
sourcetype = <value>

Here is an example stanza that collects Inspector findings.

[splunkapp2:us-west-2]
account = splunkapp2
index = default
interval = 300
region = us-west-2
sourcetype = aws:inspector
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released


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