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Github Modular Input

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This app is NOT supported by Splunk. Please read about what that means for you here.
The Github Modular Input uses the Github REST API to pull commit information into Splunk in a convenient JSON format. This data can be used to analyze productivity patterns and can be correlated with data from build servers and production log data to quickly identify the cause of production changes and provide visibility into the entire application delivery cycle.

This app is based on an example from the Splunk Javascript SDK and there is a great blog post by the original author describing its implementation at http://blogs.splunk.com/2014/09/17/new-support-for-authoring-modular-inputs-in-node-js/ .


In general there are two methods for installing apps into Splunk:

  1. Copy this whole github-modinput folder to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps.
  2. Restart Splunk


  1. From the App dropdown menu in your Splunk interface, click on "Find More Apps"
  2. Search for "Github Modular Input" and follow the instructions to install.

Adding an input

  1. From Splunk Home, click the Settings menu. Under Data, click Data inputs, and find Github Commits, the input you just added. Click Add new on that row.
  2. Click Add new and fill in:
    • name (whatever name you want to give this input)
    • owner (the owner of the Github repository, this is a Github username or org name)
    • repository (the name of the Github repository)
    • (optional) token if using a private repository and/or to avoid Github's API limits. To get a Github API token visit the Github settings page and make sure the repo and public_repo scopes are selected.
  3. Save your input, and navigate back to Splunk Home.
  4. Do a search for sourcetype=github_commits and you should see some commits indexed, if your repository has a large number of commits indexing them may take a few moments.


There is loads of documentation for Splunk, modular inputs, and the Splunk Javascript SDK so please refer to the following links to learn what these tools are, how they work and how you can build your own!

Release Notes

Version 1.0.0
Feb. 2, 2015

Initial Release

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