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Updated and New Dashboards!

Have you ever had issues reading logs with a Splunk agent on a Unix host and want to know why? Do you not have shell access to troubleshoot log collection? Do you want to know if logs exist or are empty prior to trying to index them? To answer these questions in the Splunk universe and more, try this app (check-log-permissions) which includes a pre-configured dashboard. Be sure to deploy the counterpart technology addon (TA-check-log-permissions) which is required to collect event data for this app's dashboard.

*** IMPORTANT - You need the Technology Addon (link below) deployed to your Unix forwarder(s) to collect events ***
The Technology Addon for this app can be found here: https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/3014/

===Check Log Permissions App (check-log-permissions)===

Author: Rob Jordan

Version/Date: 1.0.1/2016-03-29

Supported product(s): Splunk 6.3 or greater

Source type(s): check_log_permissions

Input requirements:
TA-check-log-permissions

===Using this technology app===

Configuration: Manual

    This app (check-log-permissions) should be deployed under $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps to your search head(s).
    This app (check-log-permissions) includes a dashboard to review events from sourcetype (check_log_permissions) and has a dependency on the the Technology Addon (TA-check-log-permissions) to collect events.
    It's not required to install the Technology Addon (TA-check-log-permissions) on your search head(s) or indexer(s) unless you intend to collect data about logs which reside on your search head(s) or indexers(s).

===Check Log Permissions Technology Add-on (TA-check-log-permissions)===

Author: Rob Jordan

Version/Date: 1.0.1/2016-03-29

Supported product(s): Splunk 4.x or greater

Source type(s): check_log_permissions

Input requirements:
TA-check-log-permissions/default/inputs.conf
TA-check-log-permissions/bin/check-log-permissions.inputs

===Using this technology add-on===

Configuration: Manual

Scripted input setup: How to set up the scripted input(s) (if applicable)
Typically, this app should be copied or deployed via deployment server to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps for a universal forwarder.
It can also be deployed to a Splunk indexer or search head if you intend to collect log information from those hosts.
By default, this app will attempt to collect information on files under /var/log and send it to the main index as sourcetype check_log_permissions once a day for each forwarder it is deployed to.
Index, sourcetype and execution frequency can be changed by copying TA-check-log-permissions/default/inputs.conf to TA-check-log-permissions/local/inputs.conf and editing.
It is recommended you do not change the sourcetype (check_log_permissions) if you intend on using the counterpart dashboard included in the Check Log Permissions app.
To change what logs to scan for, you will need to add or edit log patterns in TA-check-log-permissions/bin/check-log-permissions.inputs. It most cases you can use the same pattern you would use in a Splunk monitor stanza including using * as a wildcard.

Release Notes

Version 1.0.2
March 30, 2016

Updated and new dashboards, additional field extractions. Note: Technical Addon will work on all versions of Splunk, Dashboards require version 6.3 or greater.

Version 1.0.0
Jan. 20, 2016

===Check Log Permissions App (check-log-permissions)===

Author: Rob Jordan

Version/Date: 1.0.0/2016-01-19

Supported product(s): Splunk 4.x or greater

Source type(s): check_log_permissions

Input requirements:
TA-check-log-permissions

===Using this technology app===

Configuration: Manual

This app (check-log-permissions) should be deployed under $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps to your search head(s).
This app (check-log-permissions) includes a dashboard to review events from sourcetype (check_log_permissions) and has a dependency on the the Techical Addon (TA-check-log-permissions) to collect events.
It's not required to install the techinical addon (TA-check-log-permissions) on your search head(s) or indexer(s) unless you intend to collect data about logs which reside on your search head(s) or indexers(s).

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