The following are the spec and example files for app.conf.
# Copyright (C) 2005-2012 Splunk Inc. All Rights Reserved. Version 5.0 # # This file maintains the state of a given app in Splunk. It may also be used # to customize certain aspects of an app. # # There is no global, default app.conf. Instead, an app.conf may exist in each # app in Splunk. # # You must restart Splunk to reload manual changes to app.conf. # # To learn more about configuration files (including precedence) please see the documentation # located at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Aboutconfigurationfiles # # Settings for how this app appears in Launcher (and online on Splunkbase) # [launcher] # global setting remote_tab = <bool> * Set whether the Launcher interface will connect to splunkbase.splunk.com. * This setting only applies to the Launcher app and should be not set in any other app * Defaults to true. # per-application settings version = <version string> * Version numbers are a number followed by a sequence of numbers or dots. * Pre-release versions can append a space and a single-word suffix like "beta2". Examples: * 1.2 * 11.0.34 * 2.0 beta * 1.3 beta2 * 1.0 b2 * 12.4 alpha * 184.108.40.206.254 description = <string> * Short explanatory string displayed underneath the app's title in Launcher. * Descriptions should be 200 characters or less because most users won't read long descriptions! author = <name> * For apps you intend to post to Splunkbase, enter the username of your splunk.com account. * For internal-use-only apps, include your full name and/or contact info (e.g. email). # Your app can include an icon which will show up next to your app # in Launcher and on Splunkbase. You can also include a screenshot, # which will show up on Splunkbase when the user views info about your # app before downloading it. Icons are recommended, although not required. # Screenshots are optional. # # There is no setting in app.conf for these images. Instead, icon and # screenshot images should be placed in the appserver/static dir of # your app. They will automatically be detected by Launcher and Splunkbase. # # For example: # # <app_directory>/appserver/static/appIcon.png (the capital "I" is required!) # <app_directory>/appserver/static/screenshot.png # # An icon image must be a 36px by 36px PNG file. # An app screenshot must be 623px by 350px PNG file. # # [package] defines upgrade-related metadata, and will be # used in future versions of Splunk to streamline app upgrades. # [package] id = <appid> * id should be omitted for internal-use-only apps which are not intended to be uploaded to Splunkbase * id is required for all new apps uploaded to Splunkbase. Future versions of Splunk will use appid to correlate locally-installed apps and the same app on Splunkbase (e.g. to notify users about app updates) * id must be the same as the folder name in which your app lives in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps * id must adhere to cross-platform folder-name restrictions: - must contain only letters, numbers, "." (dot), and "_" (underscore) characters - must not end with a dot character - must not be any of the following names: CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, LPT9 check_for_updates = <bool> * Set whether Splunk should check Splunkbase for updates to this app. * Defaults to true. # # Set install settings for this app # [install] state = disabled | enabled * Set whether app is disabled or enabled. * If an app is disabled, its configs are ignored. * Defaults to enabled. state_change_requires_restart = true | false * Set whether changing an app's state ALWAYS requires a restart of Splunk. * State changes include enabling or disabling an app. * When set to true, changing an app's state always requires a restart. * When set to false, modifying an app's state may or may not require a restart depending on what the app contains. This setting cannot be used to avoid all restart requirements! * Defaults to false. is_configured = true | false * Stores indication of whether the application's custom setup has been performed * Defaults to false build = <integer> * Required. * Must be a positive integer. * Increment this whenever you change files in appserver/static. * Every release must change both "version" and "build" settings. * Ensures browsers don't use cached copies of old static files in new versions of your app. * Build is a single integer, unlike version which can be a complex string like 1.5.18. allows_disable = true | false * Set whether an app allows itself to be disabled. * Defaults to true. # # Handle reloading of custom .conf files (4.2+ versions only) # [triggers] reload.<conf_file_name> = [ simple | rest_endpoints | access_endpoints <handler_url> ] * Splunk will reload app configuration after every app-state change: install, update, enable, and disable. * If your app does not use a custom config file (e.g. myconffile.conf) then it won't need a [triggers] stanza, because $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/app.conf already includes a [triggers] stanza which automatically reloads config files normally used by Splunk. * If your app uses a custom config file (e.g. myconffile.conf) and you want to avoid unnecessary Splunk restarts, you'll need to add a reload value in the [triggers] stanza. * If you don't include [triggers] settings and your app uses a custom config file, a Splunk restart will be required after every state change. * Specifying "simple" implies that Splunk will take no special action to reload your custom conf file. * Specify "access_endpoints" and a URL to a REST endpoint, and Splunk will call its _reload() method at every app state change. * "rest_endpoints" is reserved for Splunk's internal use for reloading restmap.conf. * Examples: [triggers] # Do not force a restart of Splunk for state changes of MyApp # Do not run special code to tell MyApp to reload myconffile.conf # Apps with custom config files will usually pick this option reload.myconffile = simple # Do not force a restart of Splunk for state changes of MyApp. # Splunk calls the /admin/myendpoint/_reload method in my custom EAI handler. # Use this advanced option only if MyApp requires custom code to reload # its configuration when its state changes reload.myotherconffile = access_endpoints /admin/myendpoint # # Set UI-specific settings for this app # [ui] is_visible = true | false * Indicates if this app should be visible/navigable as a UI app * Apps require at least 1 view to be available from the UI is_manageable = true | false * Indicates if Splunk Manager should be used to manage this app * Defaults to true * This setting is deprecated. label = <string> * Defines the name of the app shown in the Splunk GUI and Launcher * Recommended length between 5 and 80 characters. * Must not include "Splunk For" prefix. * Label is required. * Examples of good labels: IMAP Monitor SQL Server Integration Services FISMA Compliance # # Credential-verification scripting (4.2+ versions only) # [credentials_settings] verify_script = <string> * Optional setting. * Command line to invoke to verify credentials used for this app. * For scripts, the command line should include both the interpreter and the script for it to run. * Example: "$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/python" "$SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/<myapp>/bin/$MY_SCRIPT" * The invoked program is communicated with over standard in / standard out via the same protocol as splunk scripted auth. * Paths incorporating variable expansion or explicit spaces must be quoted. * For example, a path including $SPLUNK_HOME should be quoted, as likely will expand to C:\Program Files\Splunk [credential:<realm>:<username>] password = <string> * Password that corresponds to the given username for the given realm. Note that realm is optional * The password can be in clear text, however when saved from splunkd the password will always be encrypted
# Copyright (C) 2005-2012 Splunk Inc. All Rights Reserved. Version 5.0 # # The following are example app.conf configurations. Configure properties for your custom application. # # There is NO DEFAULT app.conf. # # To use one or more of these configurations, copy the configuration block into # props.conf in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/. You must restart Splunk to enable configurations. # # To learn more about configuration files (including precedence) please see the documentation # located at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Aboutconfigurationfiles [config:coldindexpath] targetconf=indexes targetstanza=sampledata targetkey=coldPath targetkeydefault=$SPLUNK_DB/sampledata/colddb conflabel=Cold DB Path for Sample Data Index [config:thawedindexpath] targetconf=indexes targetstanza=sampledata targetkey=thawedPath targetkeydefault=$SPLUNK_DB/sampledata/thaweddb conflabel=Thawed DB Path for Sample Data Index [config:homeindexpath] targetconf=indexes targetstanza=sampledata targetkey=homePath targetkeydefault=$SPLUNK_DB/sampledata/db conflabel=Home DB Path for Sample Data Index [launcher] author=<author of app> description=<textual description of app> version=<version of app>
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 5.0