This app is not officially supported by Splunk Support. If you have a current Splunk Enterprise Support entitlement, Splunk will provide best-effort support for cases involving this app directly, but such cases will not be subject to the Splunk Enterprise Support SLA.
This app is designed to provide comprehensive data collection from Dropbox Business and a set of dashboards covering sharing, device, application, and security activity.
The data collection includes the events returned by the Dropbox get_events API, which includes:
In addition, this App is CIM-compliant: it leverages both the Authentication and Change Analysis Data Models.
Note: The Dropbox Business admin account is used to authorize the Splunk App for Dropbox Business and generate the OAuth 2.0 access token.
For users of the v1.x.x of the app, see upgrade notes below.
From the Splunk Web home screen, click the gear icon next to Apps.
Click Install app from file.
Locate the downloaded file and click Upload.
If Splunk Enterprise prompts you to restart, do so.
For full documentation of event types and attributes, visit the Dropbox get_events developer documentation
For additional troubleshooting, adjust the apps log level in the 'configuration' tab and consult the app logs (search 'searchindex=_internal sourcetype=dropbox', or view var/log/splunk/splunk_app_dropbox_dropbox.log). These logs will indicate successful connectivity to Dropbox, or reveal errors returned by the Dropbox API.
Common mis-configuration that would result in Dropbox API returning an error include copying an invalid auth token or specifying an invalid category name. For more information, refer to the Dropbox get_events documentation.
Note that the Dropbox API & corresponding configuration of this App have changed substantially from version 1.x.x to 2.x.x. As such, users of the V1.x.x app are encouraged to remove the V1 app and perform a new installation of the app, rather than perform an upgrade.
The format of Dropbox events have changed from version 1.x to 2.x. The Dropbox events migration guide can help you update any customizations.
In addition to the formatting Dropbox events, authorization has changed slightly in the V2 App. Authorization is now per-input, allowing you to connect to multiple Dropbox teams in Splunk. The OAuth grant requires only the Dropbox 'Team Auditing' permission.
If upon upgrading your app you see a 'Splunk' and 'Splunk Integration' app in your Dropbox console, you may unlink the prior 'Splunk Integration' authorization from the V1 App.
Major update - now using the Dropbox get_events API v2 & built with Splunk Add-on Builder. As events have changed, it is recommended that users of the v1 app remove the prior app rather than upgrade.
Minor update for changed Dropbox authorization flow.
Bug fix for Windows platforms
- File and Folder metadata is now collected. Refer to the setup instructions within the app for more information.
- Removed dependency on search macros to enable support for Splunk clusters.
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