Splunk® Add-on Builder

Splunk Add-on Builder User Guide

About the Splunk Add-on Builder

The Splunk Add-on Builder helps you build and validate add-ons for your Splunk platform deployment. The Splunk Add-on Builder is ideal for:

  • Splunk admins who would like to onboard additional data into the Splunk platform.
  • Developers who are looking for a tool to help them build and validate a Splunk add-on.

How an add-on helps you use the Splunk platform

An add-on is a reusable Splunk component that you build to perform a function in your Splunk deployment, such as getting a unique set of system data in and out of the Splunk software.

Add-ons can include any combination of:

  • custom configurations
  • scripts
  • data inputs
  • custom reports or views
  • themes that can change the look and feel of the Splunk platform.

Your add-on can be used in multiple apps, suites, or solutions.

Specialized add-ons help to collect, transform, and normalize data feeds from specific sources in your environment. Specialized add-ons are often referred to as Technology Add-ons, and can include some of the following functions:

  • Knowledge management components that make the data easy to use. Examples include field extractions, transforms, and lookups,
  • Knowledge mapping components that normalize the data to the Common Information Model. Examples include event types and tags.
  • Configurations and/or tools that gather data from a source.

For more about apps and add-ons, see Develop Splunk Apps on the Splunk Developer Portal.

How the Splunk Add-on Builder can help you

The Splunk Add-on Builder guides you through the process of creating an add-on. The goals of the Splunk Add-on Builder are to:

  • Guide you through all of the necessary steps of creating an add-on
  • Build alert actions and adaptive response actions for Splunk Enterprise Security
  • Reduce development and testing time
  • Follow best practices and naming conventions
  • Maintain CIM compliance
  • Maintain quality of add-ons
  • Validate and test the add-on, helping you to check for certification readiness and to identify any limitations such as compatibilities and dependencies
  • Maintain a consistent look and facilitate branding
  • Package the add-on and helps you get ready to submit it for certification
Last modified on 13 June, 2022
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Add-on Builder: 4.2.0

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