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Implementing Splunk: Big Data Reporting and Development for Operational Intelligence by Vincent Bumgarner

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Chapter 7. Working with Apps

In this chapter, we will explore what makes up a Splunk app. We will:

  • Inspect included apps
  • Install apps from Splunkbase
  • Build our own app
  • Customize app navigation
  • Customize app look and feel

Defining an app

In the strictest sense, an app is a directory of configurations and, sometimes, code. The directories and files inside have a particular naming convention and structure. All configurations are in plain text, and can be edited using your choice of text editor.

Apps generally serve one or more of the following purposes:

  1. A container for searches, dashboards, and related configurations: This is what most users will do with apps. This is not only useful for logical grouping, but also for limiting what configurations are applied ...

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