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Splunk 7 Essentials - Third Edition by Betsy Page Sigman, Erickson Delgado, J-P Contreras

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HTTP Event Collector

In this chapter, you will learn about the Splunk HTTP event collector (HEC). Metaphorically, the HEC is a catcher's mitt for Splunk to catch data sent to it via HTTP or HTTPS communication.

In this chapter, we will learn about the following topics:

  • An overview of the HEC
  • How data flows to the HEC
  • Generating an HEC token
  • Sending events in multiple formats and counts to the HEC
  • Enabling and using indexer acknowledgement

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