Developing with Splunk’s REST API

What is Splunk’s REST API? What about SDK and KV-Store? We will explore all of these topics in this course. We’ll also look at the HTTP Event Collector(HEC).

Course description

In this course, we will start with Splunk REST API. What is Splunk REST API? We will begin by learning the request methods, encoding schema and interaction with the API. We’ll continue with Splunk SDK, where we will discuss authentication, authorization and more. Moving onto the Splunk KV-Store, we will explore what KV-Store is used for and how we create KV Collections. Last but not least, we will talk about Splunk HTTP Event Collector (HEC). We will understand how data is sent to the HEC and logging libraries (JS). Then you will have the opportunity to try a hands-on Splunk project.


Project instructions

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Project files

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Files you need to complete the project.

Project walkthrough

Video — 00:38:15

This video walks you through the project, explaining what needs to be done in each of the challenges.


Video — 00:22:33

In this video, we will be learning Splunk REST API. Request methods, encoding schema and interacting with the API are some of the topics we will go through during this module.

Splunk SDK

Video — 00:20:02

In this video, we will discuss Splunk SDK. We’ll look at the importance of authentication and authorization, the process of searching in different modes and how we display search results.

Splunk KV-Store

Video — 00:27:24

In this video, we will learn about the KV-Store or App Key-Value Store. We’ll see what KV-Store is used for, how we create KV collections, lookup and output lookup.

Splunk HTTP Event Collector (HEC)

Video — 00:11:36

In this video, we will discuss HTTP Event Collector (HEC). Students will understand how data is sent to the HEC and logging libraries (JS).

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