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Add AWS CloudTrail data with Kinesis Firehose: Splunk Cloud

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Configure Amazon Kinesis Firehose to send data to the Splunk platform

Go to the AWS Management Console to configure Amazon Kinesis Firehose to send data to the Splunk platform. See Choose Splunk for Your Destination in the AWS documentation for step-by-step instructions. Repeat this process for each token that you configured in the HTTP event collector, or that Splunk Support configured for you.

When prompted during the configuration, enter the following information:

Field in Amazon Kinesis Firehose configuration page Value
Destination Select Splunk.
Splunk cluster endpoint Enter your ELB URL in this format: https://http-inputs-firehose-<your unique cloud hostname here>.splunkcloud.com:443.
For example, if your Splunk Cloud URL is https://mydeployment.splunkcloud.com, enter https://http-inputs-firehose-mydeployment.splunkcloud.com:443.
Splunk endpoint type Select raw unless you are using an AWS Lambda function to format your events for the HTTP event collector event endpoint, in which case you should choose event.
Authentication token Enter the HEC token that you configured or received from Splunk Support.
S3 backup mode As a best practice, backup all events to S3 until you have validated that events are fully processed by the Splunk platform and available in Splunk searches. You can adjust this setting after you have verified that your data is searchable in the Splunk platform.

After you configure Amazon Kinesis Firehose to send data to the Splunk platform, go to the Splunk search page and search for the source types of the data you are collecting. Make sure that your data is searchable in the Splunk platform before you adjust the S3 backup mode setting in the AWS Management Console.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.3.0, 7.3.1


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