Splunk Pubnub Modular Input v1.2.2

Overview

This is a Splunk modular input add-on for subscribing to Pubnub channels

Dependencies

Setup

Activation Key

You require an activation key to use this App. Visit http://www.baboonbones.com/#activation to obtain a non-expiring key

Pycrypto Module

You have to obtain, build and add the pycrypto package yourself :

https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pycrypto

The simplest way is to build pycrypto and drop the "Crypto" directory in $SPLUNKHOME/etc/apps/pubnubta/bin. I don't recommend installing the pycrypto package to the Splunk Python runtime's site-packages, this could have unforeseen side effects.

Building and installing PyCrypto

I do not bundle the pycrypto module with the core release , because :

So , here are a few instructions for building and installing pycrypto yourself :

Configuration

You will need a Pubnub account to use this Modular Alert.

You can sign up at pubnub.com

Once your account is setup you will then be able to obtain your Subscribe Key from your profile.

Custom Response Handlers

You can provide your own custom Response Handler. This is a Python class that you should add to the rest_ta/bin/responsehandlers.py module.

You can then declare this class name and any parameters in the REST Input setup page.

Logging

Any log entries/errors will get written to $SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk/splunkd.log

These are also searchable in Splunk : index=_internal error pubnub.py

Troubleshooting

Contact

www.baboonbones.com