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RiskIQ Add-on For Splunk

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The RiskIQ Add-on for Splunk is used to get data from the RiskIQ platform. For the dashboard with RiskIQ data, please install RiskIQ App for Splunk.

RiskIQ Add-on for Splunk


The RiskIQ Add-on for Splunk is used to get data from the RiskIQ platform. For the dashboard with RiskIQ data, please install RiskIQ App for Splunk.

  • Author - RiskIQ
  • Version - 1.0.0
  • Build - 1
  • Creates Index - False
  • Prerequisites - RiskIQ API Key, Token, Customer Name for data collection
  • Compatible with:
  • Splunk Enterprise version: 7.2, 7.3
  • OS: Platform independent


This app has been distributed in two parts.
1. RiskIQ Add-on for Splunk, which collects data from RiskIQ API.
2. RiskIQ App for Splunk helps in visualizing and analyzing RiskIQ data.

This app can be set up in two ways:
1. Standalone Mode:
* Install both the RiskIQ App for Splunk and RiskIQ Add-on for Splunk.
2. Clustered Environment:
* Install the RiskIQ App for Splunk and RiskIQ Add-on for Splunk on search head.
* To setup RiskIQ Add-on for Splunk on the search head follow below setps:
1. On Search head deployer, Go to $SPLUNK_HOME$/etc/shcluster/apps/TA-RiskIQ/local.
2. Create app.conf file and add below stanza.
[install] is_configured = 1
3. Save the file and push the bundle to search head.
* Install the RiskIQ Add-on for Splunk on heavy forwarder.
* User needs to create riqsummary index on the indexer.
* User needs to set up Add-on to start data collection on heavy forwarder.

External Data Sources

  • We are using RiskIQ API for data collection


Follow the below-listed steps to install an Add-on from the bundle:

  • Download the App package.
  • From the UI navigate to Apps->Manage Apps.
  • In the top right corner select Install app from file.
  • Select Choose File and select the App package.
  • Select Upload and follow the prompts.


  • After the installation, you'll be asked to restart the Splunk. Click on Restart Now.
  • After the restart, you need to set up the data collection. From the UI navigate to Apps->Manage Apps->RiskIQ Add-on for Splunk->Set up.
  • Enter the following details of your RiskIQ Instance and save it.
  • API Token: RiskIQ API token
  • Key: RiskIQ API key
  • Customer: Customer name
  • By default, SSL Verification will be true. If you don't want to verify your SSL certificate, follow steps:
  • Go to $SPLUNK_HOME$/etc/apps/TA-RiskIQ/local.
  • Open appsetup.conf file and find the stanza app_config.
  • Update value of verify_ssl from true to false.
  • Save the file and restart Splunk.
    TA RiskIQ is configured and ready to be used.


If you have used SSL certificate for your domain, you need to add certificate into Splunk. Follow below-listed steps to do the same:
Go to $SPLUNK_HOME$/lib/python2.7/site-packages/requests.
Open cacert.pem file and add your custom certificate details at the end of the file.
* Save the file and restart the Splunk.

Note: If your vendor has published the SSL certificate publicly, no need to add that manually.


  • Field extractions not working / Search stops because of memory limit reached.
  • Create a file 'limits.conf' in the following directory $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/TA-RiskIQ/local.
  • Add the following 3 stanzas in the file:
      maxcols  = 1024
      limit    = 750
      maxchars = 50000
      max_extractor_time = 2000
      avg_extractor_time = 1000
      max_mem_usage_mb =9000
      max_memtable_bytes = 20000000
  1. Restart Splunk
  2. For the cluster environment, User needs to deploy limits.conf file on the Heavy forwarder, Indexer and Search Head.


Contact - support@riskiq.com

Copyright 2016 - 2019 RiskIQ

Release Notes

Version 1.0.0
Aug. 16, 2019

* Added data collection from RiskIQ's web service and parsing logic for data


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