Splunk® Answers and Splunkbase

Working with Splunkbase

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Options for submitting content

Content options

There are two options for publishing content on Splunkbase: host your app on Splunkbase or host it externally (also known as a directory listing).

You cannot switch between the two options after publishing your app or add-on.

Upload choices

Upload your content to Splunkbase if the following is true.

  • You want the Splunkbase team to host the bits.
  • You are not planning to monetize your app or add-on.
  • You are satisfied with the licensing options.
  • You do not require lead generation information or email notifications when someone downloads your app or add-on.

Directory listing

Request a directory listing if you wish to monetize your app or add-on. Currently, Splunkbase does not support credit card or other financial transactions. If you are planning to sell your app or add-on, you can request that it's shown on Splunkbase as a directory listing only, then manage the transaction on your site. For more details on potential ways for you to monetize your app or add-on, refer to "Monetize and license your content" in this manual.

Categorize your content

Categorize your app or add-on based on what problem it solves.


  • DevOps
  • IT Operations
  • Security, Fraud & Compliance
  • Business Analytics
  • Internet of Things
  • Utilities

Content type

There are two content types for Splunkbase.

  • Apps offer specialized insight into your data and systems with pre-configured dashboards, reports, data inputs, and saved searches. Apps can include new views and dashboards that completely reconfigure the way Splunk looks. Or, they can be as complex as a new program using Splunk's REST API. More specifically, an app is a self-service out-of-the box extension that has its own UI context. Once installed, you can select your app from the App list that appears at the upper right-hand corner of Splunk Web.
  • Add-ons let you tackle specific data problems directly. Add-ons are smaller, reusable components that can change the look and feel of Splunk, add data sources, or share information between users. Add-ons can be as simple as a collection of one or more event type definitions or saved searches. Unlike apps, add-ons have no standalone GUI component; they don't show up in the Home list or in the Apps menu in Splunk Web.

For more information about apps, add-ons, and how to build them, review Develop apps and add-ons for Splunk Enterprise on the Splunk developer portal.

Submission certification

Splunkbase has the following types of submissions

Type Description
Splunk supported Apps or add-ons that are built and supported by Splunk Inc.
AppInspect passed Apps or add-ons that have passed the automated AppInspect checks.
Community supported Apps or add-ons that receive support from external users.
Developer supported Apps or add-ons that receive support by developers who are not directly affiliated with Splunk Inc.
Splunk built App or add-on built internally by Splunk Inc. Splunk built apps and add-ons are not necessarily supported by Splunk Inc.

Splunk offers an AppInspect badge for apps and add-ons created by developers in our community. The badge automatically appears for apps that pass the automated checks in AppInspect.

See Validate quality of apps or add-ons with Splunk AppInspect in the Splunk Developer Portal.

Last modified on 21 January, 2020
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