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TA - Splunk Configuration Change Versioning

Overview
Details
Add-on to monitor and parse Splunk configuration files. This TA is adapted tom use on Splunk Enterprise Servers.
You need to install the **Splunk-App_Confversion** to see the results.

Read more under: https://github.com/Splunk-App-and-TA-development/Splunk_ConfVersion_App-and-TA

Configuration Monitoring TA TA_Splunk-ConfVersion

Add-on to monitor and parse Splunk configuration files. This TA is adapted tom use on Splunk Enterprise Servers.
You need to install the Splunk-App_Confversion to see the results.

Installation and configuration

Splunk Components

  • This TA can be installed on all Splunk components including Universal Forwarders.
  • This TA should be installed and configured on all components where configuration change tracking is desired.
  • This TA must be installed on Indexers and intermediate HFs, as it contains index-time transforms.
  • This TA must be installed on Search Heads, as it comes bundled with important KOs for viewing the indexed configuration data.

Configuration

Note: The app in this repo comes pre-configured with files in local/. The version on SplunkBase is not preconfigured, and requires the following manual steps.
You can use local/*.conf files in this repo as templates to cofngiure the app in your environment.

Create an index called splunk_confchange (local/indexes.conf) if you do not wish to ingest these logs into. (recommended).

  • Optional: Create local/macros.conf and override the conf_files_index to point at the index you prefer to chose instead of the one in the step above.
...
[conf_files_index]
definition = (index = splunk_confchange)
...
  • Optional: Create local/inputs.conf to designate the index you prefer to chose and enable the inputs.
...
index = splunk_confchange
...

File change monitor polling interval

By default, Splunk logs changes in the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/ directory every 10 minutes.
In some cases, it may be desirable to do this more frequently, to ensure that no filechanges are missed.
If this is desired, add the following to local/inputs.conf:

...
[fschange:$SPLUNK_HOME/etc]
#poll every 30 seconds
pollPeriod = 30
...

This change can cause added load on the system on the beguining. Ensure you are comfortable with that before implementing this change.

Optional Changes to get more results

In fact wihtin this release you are able to see all changes, even also those in dahsboards (.xml files).
If you don't want to see all changes by default, then you need to adapt the props.conf and remove the xml value on the following extractions:

From:

...
EXTRACT-00userconffile = \/etc\/(?<conf_scope>users)\/(?<conf_user>[^\/]+)\/[^\/]+\/[^\/]+\/[^\/]+?\.(conf|meta|xml)$ in source
EXTRACT-01conffile = \/(?<conf_scope>[^\/]+)\/(?P<conf_app>[^\/]+)\/(?P<conf_context>local|default|metadata|views|nav)/(?P<conf_file>[^\/]+\.(conf|meta|xml))$ in source
...
EXTRACT-z1conffile = path=\".+\/(?P<conf_app>[^\/]+)\/(?P<conf_context>local|default|views|nav)\/(?P<conf_file>[^\/]+\.conf|.xml)\"
...

To:

...
EXTRACT-00userconffile = \/etc\/(?<conf_scope>users)\/(?<conf_user>[^\/]+)\/[^\/]+\/[^\/]+\/[^\/]+?\.(conf|meta)$ in source
EXTRACT-01conffile = \/(?<conf_scope>[^\/]+)\/(?P<conf_app>[^\/]+)\/(?P<conf_context>local|default|metadata)/(?P<conf_file>[^\/]+\.(conf|meta))$ in source
...
EXTRACT-z1conffile = path=\".+\/(?P<conf_app>[^\/]+)\/(?P<conf_context>local|default)\/(?P<conf_file>[^\/]+\.conf)\"
...

Security

This TA exposes potentially sensitive information to users.
This includes any passwords/tokens/usernames contained within conf files on the instance.
We highly recommended to allow the access soley to administrators to index this TA uses to prevent information disclousre to unauthorised parties.

The installation of this Addon can cause added load on the Splunk systems. Ensure you are comfortable with that before implementing this change.

Development

Please track issues here, on GitLab. Merge requests are welcome, but may not be addressed immediately.
- https://github.com/Splunk-App-and-TA-development/Splunk_ConfVersion_App-and-TA/issues

Release Notes

v 1.1.0

  • Adapt some extractions and inputs to be able to see more changes.
  • Divide TA and App in two different apps.
  • Document TA and App installaion

v 1.0.0

  • Initial Versionsion

Support

Support will be provided by the developers on a best-effort basis. The developers make no commitment to continued development.
The software is provided as is, and the developer accepts no responsibility for any issues with the software, or which may result as a consequence of using the software to the fullest extent permissible by the law.
Please use Github to open issues or feature requests:
- https://github.com/Splunk-App-and-TA-development/Splunk_ConfVersion_App-and-TA/issues

Splunk Version Support

Supported Splunk Versions Unsupported or Deprecated
8.2.x, 8.1.x, 8.0.x, 7.3.9, 7.3.6 7.3.5 and lower, 6.6.x, 6.5.x, 6.4, 6.3, 6.2, older

Credits

This app is supported by Patrick Vanreck (SwissTXT). Contact us under: yoyonet-info@gmx.net.

Software License

https://github.com/Splunk-App-and-TA-development/Splunk_ConfVersion_App-and-TA/blob/main/TA_Splunk-ConfVersion/LICENSE

Copyrights

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

<div class="footer"> Copyright © 2017-2021 by Patrick Vanreck (STXT Security) </div>

Release Notes

Version 1.0.20210119
Oct. 22, 2021

Release Notes

v 1.1.0

  • Adapt some extractions and inputs to be able to see more changes.
  • Divide TA and App in two different apps.
  • Document TA and App installaion

v 1.0.0

  • Initial Versionsion
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