Optional: Set up a development environment for
It is a good practice to develop your apps in a separate environment than your production deployment. You can use the Splunk SOAR (On-premises) virtual machine image (also called an OVA) to set up a local development environment.
For instructions on how to install Splunk SOAR (On-premises), see How can Splunk SOAR (On-premises) be installed?.
Set up the dev environment
Once the virtual machine image file is downloaded, you must load it in your virtual machine software of choice, then set both the root and user passwords. Remote root login is disabled, so you need to use SSH as the user account the use sudo to get root access.
The firewall is pre-configured to allow SSH connections.
SSH to Splunk SOAR
localmachine:~ alice$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com's password: [user@localhost ~]$ sudo su - [sudo] password for user: [root@localhost ~]#
Set the hostname
Optionally, you can set the hostname of the virtual machine to make accessing it easier:
[root@localhost ~]# hostname appdev [root@localhost ~]#
It's good practice to use a non-root user for app development. The user phantom is already created for your deployment and can be used for this purpose. You should set a password for this user account.
Set the password for the user phantom:
[root@localhost ~]# passwd phantom Changing password for user phantom. New password: Retype new password: passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully. [root@localhost ~]#
Exit and login as phantom.
[root@localhost ~]# exit logout [user@localhost ~]$ exit logout Connection to 192.0.2.255 closed. mymbp:~ alice$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com's password: [phantom@appdev ~]$
Splunk SOAR apps overview
Create an app with the App Wizard
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® SOAR (Cloud): current