Running an alert script locally when using Splunk Cloud


I'd like to run a script based on a pattern match in a particular logfile. Ordinarily I'd do this with an alert, but I can't do that because—

  • I'm using Splunk Cloud so I can't easily run a script from an alert as I would if we were hosting everything ourselves; and
  • the script will need to call services that are only present on our corporate network.

Is there any way of getting the forwarder to run the script when a particular pattern matches? Or is there another approach that I could try?

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One approach you might be able to try is to request access to the REST API for your Cloud Search Heads. Then you could run searches remotely and make those search results a conditional part of your script.

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