Splunk® Add-on for OpenTelemetry Collector

Splunk Add-on for OpenTelemetry Collector

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Release notes

The Splunk Add-on for OpenTelemetry Collector was released on January 25, 2024.

What's new:

  • Includes Splunk distribution of OTel Collector v. 0.92.

Known Issues

The Splunk Add-on for OpenTelemetry Collector uses an access token to ingest data to Splunk Observability Cloud. This can create potential vulnerabilities associated with the use of this technical add-on:

  • This token is transmitted from the Splunk Deployment Server in clear text over a connection secured by TLS in conjunction with infrastructure certificates.
  • This token will be stored as part of the Universal Forwarder installation in a file which can be read by administrators and the user account associated with the universal forwarder.

To remediate these issues:

  • Limit the scope/permission set of the token to ingest only.
  • Use secure certificates (signed by a trusted CA) in your deployment infrastructure.
  • Secure the universal forwarder installation according to Splunk security best practices.

Resolved issues

Last modified on 09 February, 2024
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Add-on for OpenTelemetry Collector: 1.2.0


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