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FTP Receiver

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The FTP Receiver app allows you to use Splunk as a FTP server that can collect logs and files. This way, you can collect logs from devices that provide logs via FTP files without having to configure a separate FTP service.



This app uses Python and thus won't work on a Universal Forwarder. Make sure to use a light or a heavy forwarder.

Create the path for the FTP server root

Create a directory for the FTP server to store the uploaded files.

Creating an input

You will need to create an input to start the FTP server. You can setup a new input using Splunk's manager at Settings » Data Inputs » FTP.

Create accounts

The FTP receiver app supports several capabilities to controls which user accounts can access the FTP server. To do set this up, create a user in Splunk and then assign one or more of the following capabilities:

  • ftp_read: can download data from the FTP server
  • ftp_write: can upload files to the FTP server
  • ftp_full_control: ability to do all things on the FTP server (read, write, delete, etc)

Only accounts with one of these capabilities will be able to authenticate to the FTP server. Note that the username and password of the Splunk user account will be the username and password used for authenticating with the FTP server.


See the links below for answers to frequently asked questions:

How do I troubleshoot an input that isn't working?"

More Information

This project is open source. See GitHub for the source or LukeMurphey.net for more information.

Release Notes

Version 1.0.2
Jan. 31, 2020

Updating the mod input library to 2.1.13

Version 1.0.1
Nov. 15, 2019

1. Adding support for Python 3
2. Updating the pyftplib to version 1.5.5

Version 1.0
March 21, 2017

Added some restrictions to prevent people from serving sensitive Splunk files

Version 0.6
Sept. 20, 2016

* Updated README
* Added loop that attempts to keep opening the socket if the port is taken already
* Directory to store files is now created if it does not already exist
* Input now checks to make sure that the path is a valid directory before attempting to start the FTP server

Version 0.5
Sept. 19, 2016

Initial release


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