Splunk® Supported Add-ons

Splunk Add-on for Amazon Kinesis Firehose

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Source types for the Splunk Add-on for Amazon Kinesis Firehose

The Splunk Add-on for Amazon Kinesis Firehose provides knowledge management for the following Amazon Kinesis Firehose source types:

Data source Source type CIM compliance Description
CloudTrail events aws:cloudtrail Change Analysis, Authentication AWS API call history form the AWS CloudTrail service, delivered as CloudWatch events.


For CloudTrail events embedded within CloudWatch events, override the source name optional field "aws_firehose_cloudtrail" in the HEC token for index-time field extractions.

CloudWatch events aws:firehose:cloudwatchevents None Data from CloudWatch.


You can extract CloudTrail events embedded within CloudWatch events with this sourcetype as well.

GuardDuty events aws:cloudwatch:guardduty Alerts,

Intrusion Detection

GuardDuty events from CloudWatch.


For GuardDuty events embedded within CloudWatch events, override the source name optional field with "aws_cloudwatchevents_guardduty" in the HEC token for index-time field extractions.

Amazon Kinesis Firehose JSON data aws:firehose:json None Any JSON formatted Firehose data.
Amazon Kinesis Firehose text data aws:firehose:text None Firehose raw text format.
VPC Flow Logs aws:cloudwatchlogs:vpcflow Network Traffic VPC Flow Logs from CloudWatch.


VPC Flow Logs must be preprocessed by an AWS Lambda function to extract the nested JSON events correctly into a newline-delimited set of events before sending the data to the Splunk platform.


When ingesting CloudWatch logs, set the Lambda buffering size to 1 MB. See data transformation flow in the Amazon Kinesis Firehose documentation for more information.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released


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