Alerting

How to generate an alert when the password does not contain any special characters?

Kk
Path Finder

Hi All, Any idea on how to generate an alert when the password does not contain any special characters?

Like when ever in my data the password is of only in plain text format, I should generate an alert.

I'm a newbie,Please help out with the query.

Thanks in advance.

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gcusello
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi @Kk,

if you have a field that contains the password (called e.g. "password", you could try something like this:

your_search
| rex field=password "(?<check>\W)"
| eval status=if(isnull(check),"yes","not")
| where status="yes"

Ciao.

Giuseppe

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gcusello
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi @Kk,

if you have a field that contains the password (called e.g. "password", you could try something like this:

your_search
| rex field=password "(?<check>\W)"
| eval status=if(isnull(check),"yes","not")
| where status="yes"

Ciao.

Giuseppe

gcusello
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi @Kk,

good for you, see next time!

Ciao and happy splunking

Giuseppe

P.S.: Karma Points are appreciated 😉

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ITWhisperer
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You could use rex to extract from the field the non-special characters e.g. [a-zA-Z0-9] and compare that to the original field and if they are the same, then there are no special characters present.

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