Building Splunk Apps

What are Splunk apps and how do we create them? This will be the main topic of this course. We’ll also learn to integrate data inputs and how to maintain Splunk apps.


  • Release and maintain Splunk Apps Video — 00:09:43
    • In this video, we will be learning when apps should be deployed. You’ll explore how Splunk app packages are deployed; cloud vet and release; how managing private apps in Splunk Cloud works; and how to uninstall the private app in Splunk Cloud. Through different diagrams, we will visualize some of the processes.

  • Creating the first Splunk App Video — 00:26:06
    • In this video, we will be going through the process of creating a Splunk app, creating dashboards, SplunkJS and creating files on the Splunk app.

  • Integrating data inputs Video — 00:10:36
    • In this video, we will take a deep dive into integrating data inputs. We’ll look at how structured data and network security data work, the data input methods, network events, HTTP event collector, universal forwarders and heavy forwarders.

  • What are Splunk apps? Video — 00:03:42
    • In this video, we will be discussing Splunk apps: where Splunk apps are hosted, what Splunk add-ons are and use cases of why you should make a Splunk app.


Course description

In this course, we will be discussing Splunk apps. What are Splunk apps and how do we create them? After learning what Splunk Apps are and creating these apps, we will look at integrating data inputs. We will discover various data types, such as structured data, network security data and more. We’ll finish the course with a look at releasing and maintaining Splunk apps, where we will also visualize some of the processes.

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