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LIFX Add-on for Splunk

Overview
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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:

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

Configuration:

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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