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Overview
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This is a simple if-this-then-that workflow app to share Splunk alert and results on social media. It is easy to install, configure and run. This app, "routr" is bundled together with a sample Splunk saved search to tweet or post an article on Tumblr whenever an alert is triggered from Splunk instance.

ABOUT THIS APP

  1. A simple if-this-then-that workflow app to share Splunk alert and results
  2. Simple to install, configure and run
  3. This app is bundled together with a sample Splunk saved search that searches on failed login events. The search is triggered every 1 minute and looks for matching events in the relative past 1 minute

INSTALLATION STEPS

  1. If you are installing this app manually, ensure this app is unpacked in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps
  2. Go to the following Splunk app endpoint /manager/routr/apps/local/routr/setup?action=edit
  3. Update the setup form with the appropriate oauth and access token credentials and click Save button
  4. Verify that the scripts tweetalert.py or tumblralert.py is moved to $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/scripts accordingly if you configure either Twitter or Tumblr credentials
  5. To confirm that this app has been successfully installed, simply copy the URL of your Splunk instance and load it in another browser. Then try with erroneous Splunk credentials in the login page
  6. Go to your Twitter account page and you should see a tweet within a minute.
  7. If you have configured your Tumblr credentials, go to your Tumblr page and you should see a Tumblr post

HOW TO USE THIS APP

  1. Use tweetalert.py or tumblralert.py in the Alert actions when you create any Splunk Saved Search so that the alert will be posted as a tweet. To do this, Enable a script and provide the file name tweetalert.py or tumblralert.py in the Alert actions

HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT

  1. Go to $SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk/routr.log This log file contains application specific information
  2. Else, look at $SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk/splunkd.log

ABOUT USING CACERT

  1. This app uses the cacert.pem certificate that is publicly available and obtained from http://curl.haxx.se/docs/caextract.html
  2. If you would like to generate and use your cacert, please replace the cacert.pem file in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/routr/bin and update $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/routr/tweetalert.py accordingly

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SPLUNK ALERTS

  1. Arguments from splunk alerts: https://wiki.splunk.com/Community:Use_Splunk_alerts_with_scripts_to_create_a_ticket_in_your_ticketing_system

HOW TO OBTAIN TWITTER OAUTH AND ACCESS TOKENS

  1. Sign up at Twitter
  2. Go to https://apps.twitter.com/
  3. Click at “Create New App”
  4. Fill in the form and accept the agreement
  5. Click on Permission tab. You will need to modify the app access level to "Read, Write and Access direct messages"
  6. Click API Keys tabs and then Create my access token
  7. Access token and Access token secret will be provided
  8. Click “Test Oauth” button to obtain and test Oauth authentication

HOW TO OBTAIN TUMBLR OAUTH AND ACCESS TOKENS

  1. Sign up at Tumblr
  2. Create a Tumblr page (it should resemble uniquename.tumblr.com)
  3. Register a Tumblr application at http://www.tumblr.com/oauth/apps
  4. Go to https://api.tumblr.com/console/calls/user/info to get the oauth credentials
  5. You may try the different method calls in https://api.tumblr.com/console to test if the credentials are correct

CREDITS

CONTACT

Levonne Key ( levonnekey at gmail dot com )

Release Notes

Version 1.0.3
July 30, 2014
  • added integration with Tumblr
  • added richer setup page
Version 1.0.2
July 25, 2014

added setup page to handle twitter credentials

Version 1.0.1
July 17, 2014

added routr appIcon.png

Version 1.0
July 17, 2014

First release of simple example of if-this-then-that workflow

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