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LIFX Add-on for Splunk

Admins: Please read about Splunk Enterprise 8.0 and the Python 2.7 end-of-life changes and impact on apps and upgradeshere.
The LIFX Lightbulbs (http://www.lifx.com/) are WiFi enabled lightbulbs. This add-on allows you to collect data from those lightbulbs.

To setup this add-on, please view the documentation portion of the App.

LIFX Add-on for Splunk Documentation

System Requirements: This app is mostly tested on Ubuntu though it should work on most Linux distros.


Installation for this add-on is fairly straight forward and you can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Start out by obtaining an access_token.

If you need assistance in obtaining an access_token you can use the following instructions or reach out on Splunk Answers.

Ensure you have the SPLUNK_HOME environment variable set correctly for your environment. This variable should be set to the location of your Splunk installation. On the Mac that is generally /Applications/Splunk, or on Linux /opt/splunk.

Obtaining an access_token for your LIFX Account:

Simply use the following instructions to get started collecting your data in Splunk.

  1. Visit the following URL: https://cloud.lifx.com/sign_in
  2. Login with your account
  3. Navigate to your Settings
  4. Generate a new Token

Getting Data Into Splunk:

  1. Copy inputs.conf and LIFX_tokens.conf from the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/LIFXAddonforSplunk/default directory and place them in the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/LIFXAddonforSplunk/local
  2. In the inputs.conf file set the line 'disabled = 1' to 'disabled = 0'.
  3. In the LIFX_tokens.conf file copy the template stanza and paste it at the bottom of the file.
  4. Uncomment the new lines and update 'your_key' with the key you generated above.
  5. Restart Splunk


This app should just work and start indexing your data once it's configured. It's main purpose is to get your data into Splunk in a fast and efficient manner.

Release Notes

Version 1.1.0
Aug. 31, 2017

Add-on no longer defines the LIFX index (per Splunk Certification guidelines). If you are relying on this add-on to define that index, please re-define it outside the add-on prior to upgrading.
Corrected issues with file permissions for future Splunk Certification.
Corrected an issue which caused data to come in poorly due to a change in LIFX API.
Better handling for multiple LIFX Accounts.
Tested and working on Splunk 6.6


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