Splunk MINT App (Legacy)

Splunk MINT App User Guide

Splunk MINT is no longer available for purchase as of January 29, 2021. Customers who have already been paying to ingest and process MINT data in Splunk Enterprise will continue to receive support until December 31, 2021, which is End of Life for all MINT products: App, Web Service (Management Console), SDK and Add-On.

What's new

Here's what's new in each version of the Splunk MINT App.


What's new in this release:

  • Occurrences of biased terms such as master, slave, blacklist, and whitelist have been replaced with appropriate non-biased terms. The occurrences of biased terms that are Splunk platform references or present in the third-party library have not been removed.


What's new in this release:

  • The Splunk MINT App uses the Python 3 interpreter for custom commands and REST handlers.


What's new in this release:

  • Version 3.0.0 of the Splunk MINT App provides Python 3 support in Splunk Enterprise. You can run Splunk Enterprise version 8.0.0 in either Python 2 or Python 3 mode.


What's new in this release:

  • Version 2.2.1 of the Splunk MINT App contains several internal bug fixes.


What's new in this release:

  • The Splunk MINT App is free and no longer requires a MINT license. However, a token for the Splunk MINT Data Collector is now required. See Migration for existing MINT customers below for details.
  • The Splunk MINT Add-on is no longer included with the Splunk MINT App and must be installed and configured separately. For details, see Install the Splunk MINT Add-on.
  • The Splunk MINT App no longer requires a first-run configuration wizard.
  • The data model is accelerated automatically for 7 days.

Migration for existing MINT customers

If you are an existing MINT customer, you can continue to use your MINT license until it expires by configuring the app as described below. Then, when your MINT license expires, you will need to get a free token for the MINT Data Collector to continue using MINT.

To configure the MINT App 2.2.0 to use an existing MINT license

  1. On the computer running the MINT App, create a /local folder under $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/splunk_app_mint if one does not already exist.
  2. Copy the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/splunk_app_mint/default/symbolicator.conf configuration file to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/splunk_app_mint/local.
  3. In a text editor, open $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/splunk_app_mint/local/symbolicator.conf and set the authentication_key property to your MINT license GUID:
  4. [settings]
        authentication_key = your_mint_license_guid
  5. Save your changes and restart Splunk Enterprise.

To migrate from a MINT license to a Data Collector token

  1. Get your MINT Data Collector token.
    • Log in to MINT Management Console.
    • Click Account > Account Info, and then click Usage.
    • Under MINT Data Collector token, click Generate Token if a token has not yet been generated.
    • Copy the token string.
  2. Set the token in the MINT App so that you can use iOS Symbolication.
    • On the computer running the MINT App, in a text editor open $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/splunk_app_mint/local/symbolicator.conf and set the authentication_key property to your MINT Data Collector token:
    • [settings]
      authentication_key = your_token_string
    • Save your changes and restart Splunk Enterprise.
  3. Set the token in your MINT Add-on to send your MINT data to Splunk Enterprise.
  4. On each forwarder running the MINT Add-on, or on the single instance of Splunk Enterprise in a standalone deployment:

    • Delete the entire $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_mint/auth directory.
    • Delete the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_mint/local/inputs.conf configuration file.
    • Restart Splunk Enterprise.
    • In Splunk Web, go to Settings > Data inputs.
    • Click Splunk MINT Data Collector.
    • Under Input Name, click default.
    • In MINT Data Collector Token, paste the token string you copied above.
    • Optionally, specify a proxy server in HTTPS Proxy Address.
    • Click Save.
    • For the default input under Status, click Enable to begin pulling data from the MINT Data Collector.


What's new in this release:

  • You can now send data from your mobile apps directly to Splunk Enterprise using the HTTP Event Collector. You still need to get a MINT license and set up the Splunk MINT app. For details, see About Splunk MINT data collection.
  • The Splunk MINT App fully supports search head clusters.
  • New dashboards have been added for Analytics > Location, Views > Location, and Errors > Location. For details, see Dashboards.
  • A new field has been added, "appEnvironment", which you can use in searches. This field indicates the application environment such as Release, Testing, Staging, and so forth.

If you are upgrading the MINT App from a previous release, you must manually update the data acceleration time range setting:

  1. After upgrading the MINT App, open the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/splunk_app_mint/local/datamodels.conf file in a text editor.
  2. Find the following setting: acceleration.earliest_time = -1mon
  3. Update the setting to this: acceleration.earliest_time = -7d
  4. Save your changes and restart Splunk Enterprise.


What's new in this release:

  • Improvements to the Splunk MINT App home page, including:
  • The overall performance of the page has been improved.
  • The crash rate for each project no longer includes handled crashes.
  • The data queries in the sidebar have been optimized.
  • Fixed a bug in symbolicator logging. For details, see Fixed issues.


What's new in this release:


What's new in this release:

  • The Splunk MINT App 2.0.0 requires Splunk Enterprise 6.3 or later.
  • The Splunk MINT App now uses a MINT license to authenticate your MINT account with the Data Collector.
  • The Splunk MINT App now uses client SSL authentication when connecting to MINT Cloud services.
  • A new setup wizard guides you through the app installation process.
  • The new Network > Location dashboard shows network analytic information, mapped by user location.


What's new in this release:

  • The new Views dashboard shows the different screens, or views, in your app. A summary table shows statistics for each view, such as the rendering time, the number of users for that view, and so forth.
  • The MINT data model has been updated with new fields. See The MINT data model for details.
  • For iOS projects, all threads of a crash are now captured and symbolicated, rather than only the thread that crashed.


What's new in this release:


What's new in this release:

The Splunk MINT App 1.1 brings new dashboards and a visual refresh that makes working with mobile data fun. Major features include:

  • The new Errors dashboard shows the full stack trace and aggregated metrics for the crashes that affect your mobile apps.
  • The new Events dashboard shows event analytics so you can better understand the behavior of your end users.
  • The Splunk MINT App now provides live symbolicated (human-readable) errors for your iOS crash reports from within your Splunk MINT instance.
  • Lots of improvements have been made to the Splunk MINT App layout and design.


The new Splunk MINT App is released.

Last modified on 20 January, 2021
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk MINT App (Legacy): 3.0.2

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