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After installing the Splunk Add-on Builder, why does it display a blank screen when I open the app?

alevy
Path Finder

Hi There,

I have downloaded and installed the the new add-on builder app but I am getting a blank screen when I open it.

Here are the details of my system and the app:

Splunk Version
6.4.0
Splunk Build
f2c836328108

Current Application: Splunk Add-on Builder

App Version
1.0.0
App Build
7

Here is what I see:

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Any help greatly appreciated.

Best
Adam

1 Solution

ayu_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Maybe a permission restriction in using builder for safety. In that case a alert dialogue will pop-up with the warning message.

Any error occurred on browser console, splunkd.log, web_service.log?

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kteng2024
Path Finder

I saw when splunk add-on builder wasn't properly installed on search head. when i deleted and re-installed it, everything is working fine.

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gwang_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Since Add-on builder is a developer tool, only the user who is the admin role can use add-on builder.
Frankly speaking, we did not test on the free license. As far as I know, when your trial license is expired, you can not use any ACL features in splunk enterprise. According to the stacktrace in web_service.log, I guess the ACL feature in your splunk might be disabled.

Can you confirm that the ACL feature in your splunk works or not?
If the ACL is disabled, the root cause of this error is found.

Anyway, there is a general question here.
Can add-on builder be used in splunk which only has free license?
My answer will be yes. We have no reason to reject users to use add-on builder. What I want is to make sure everyone can use add-on builder in a development env easily. Normally, a free license splunk means a test or development environment.

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ChrisG
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There is no authentication in Splunk Free. It is disabled, so Add-on Builder will require a trial or developer license, not the free license.

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tmeader
Contributor

I'm running it on 64bit CentOS 6.7 (Splunk 6.4.1) as Admin, still getting a relatively blank page when I launch the app. I'm only seeing the search bar and the "sort by" dropdown, otherwise it's blank. Here's the trace from the web_service.log:

Request Headers:
  REFERER: https://open-splunk.xxxxxxxx/en-US/app/splunk_app_addon-builder/HomePage
  TE: chunked
  DNT: 1
  ACCEPT-LANGUAGE: en-US,en;q=0.5
  HOST: 127.0.0.1:8000
  ACCEPT-ENCODING: gzip
  X-REQUESTED-WITH: XMLHttpRequest
  REMOTE-USER: tmeader
  RSACOOKIEAPIDATA: /etc/httpd/rsawebagent/data46681.shm
  ACCEPT: text/javascript, text/html, application/xml, text/xml, */*
  X-FORWARDED-FOR: 172.29.20.70
  X-FORWARDED-HOST: open-splunk.xxxxxxx
  SPLUNKUSER: tmeader
  X-FORWARDED-SERVER: open-splunk.xxxxxx
  Remote-Addr: 127.0.0.1
  USER-AGENT: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0
  COOKIE: splunkweb_csrf_token_8000=18191414806188770192; rsa-csrf=tmeaderZ00Z2FbinZ2FbashZ002Z00487355FABA97BFC8Z005743816DZ005743816DZ00Z00ZCDZDCZACZADZ81ZB6ZCEZ1ByZ95Z1DZD0Z5CZFFZ18ZE6Z7BZ21Z13ZDFQZCBZ01Z5DZB3ZF8YZ2EZE3NZ95Z5F; rsa-local=tmeaderZ00Z2FbinZ2FbashZ002Z005743816DZ005743816DZ00Z00Z91ZDDt61uZABZ10ZC4ZFEZ8DZDAZ96ZF1Z853sZBAWsZB8ZF5Z1DJZ2AZA4Z091ZF4Z27Z0FZD9; session_id_8000=93693c88078c039efc67839c09557ebf17b75a19; splunkd_8000=2q5z7hrzFUhHDHMaqrOBF0wKorTJ22^C4nLTPgfHa420MftR4n_L0PljyCnP1L90YrmhE8F8gnKFX8A5Pwlc3X119P1vfmLH8ExaZsIVflRhuV1Rbh9UkpwqBLK5jvd01dMBlC
  X-SPLUNKD: XbluATX4BN4GP6fjZZUNCg== 18191414806188770192 2q5z7hrzFUhHDHMaqrOBF0wKorTJ22^C4nLTPgfHa420MftR4n_L0PljyCnP1L90YrmhE8F8gnKFX8A5Pwlc3X119P1vfmLH8ExaZsIVflRhuV1Rbh9UkpwqBLK5jvd01dMBlC 1
2016-05-23 22:33:56,186 DEBUG   [57438553c87f1bb83a8b50] _cplogging:55 - [23/May/2016:22:33:56] HTTP Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cherrypy/_cprequest.py", line 606, in respond
    cherrypy.response.body = self.handler()
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cherrypy/_cpdispatch.py", line 25, in __call__
    return self.callable(*self.args, **self.kwargs)
  File "<string>", line 1, in <lambda>
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/appserver/mrsparkle/lib/decorators.py", line 38, in rundecs
    return fn(*a, **kw)
  File "<string>", line 1, in <lambda>
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/appserver/mrsparkle/lib/decorators.py", line 118, in check
    return fn(self, *a, **kw)
  File "<string>", line 1, in <lambda>
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/appserver/mrsparkle/lib/decorators.py", line 167, in validate_ip
    return fn(self, *a, **kw)
  File "<string>", line 1, in <lambda>
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/appserver/mrsparkle/lib/decorators.py", line 335, in preform_sso_check
    return fn(self, *a, **kw)
  File "<string>", line 1, in <lambda>
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/appserver/mrsparkle/lib/decorators.py", line 387, in check_login
    return fn(self, *a, **kw)
  File "<string>", line 1, in <lambda>
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/appserver/mrsparkle/lib/decorators.py", line 407, in handle_exceptions
    return fn(self, *a, **kw)
  File "<string>", line 32, in app_list
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_app_addon-builder/bin/ta_meta_management/meta_util.py", line 31, in get_all_project_brief_meta
    all_metas = meta_manager.MetaManager.get_metas(splunk_uri, session_key)
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_app_addon-builder/bin/ta_meta_management/meta_manager.py", line 252, in get_metas
    collection_name=TA_META_COLLECTION_NAME)
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_app_addon-builder/bin/splunktalib/state_store.py", line 52, in __init__
    kvc.create_collection(self._kv_client, self._collection, self._appname)
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_app_addon-builder/bin/splunktalib/kv_client.py", line 210, in create_collection
    raise ex
KVException: Failed to POST https://127.0.0.1:8089/servicesNS/nobody/splunk_app_addon-builder/storage/collections/config, reason=Service Unavailable
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gwang_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

According to the error message, the KV store service is not working correctly. You can check the error log in splunkd.log and see if anything is wrong with kvstore when splunk starts.

If you see some errors for kv store, or mongo service, then you can dig it deeper.

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jprouvos
New Member

Is the add-on builder working on free versions of Splunk?

I'm currently running Splunk Version 6.3.3 Splunk Build f44afce176d0.
Installed from the 64bit tarball on x86_64 centos.

But I'm on a 'Free License'.

In web_service.log I see the following.

2016-04-27 09:54:26,586 DEBUG   [57207032927f2e84130190] _cplogging:55 - [27/Apr/2016:09:54:26] HTTP Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cherrypy/_cprequest.py", line 606, in respond
    cherrypy.response.body = self.handler()
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cherrypy/_cpdispatch.py", line 25, in __call__
    return self.callable(*self.args, **self.kwargs)
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/appserver/mrsparkle/lib/routes.py", line 366, in default
    return route.target(self, **kw)
  File "<string>", line 1, in <lambda>
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/appserver/mrsparkle/lib/decorators.py", line 38, in rundecs
    return fn(*a, **kw)
  File "<string>", line 1, in <lambda>
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/appserver/mrsparkle/lib/decorators.py", line 118, in check
    return fn(self, *a, **kw)
  File "<string>", line 1, in <lambda>
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/appserver/mrsparkle/lib/decorators.py", line 167, in validate_ip
    return fn(self, *a, **kw)
  File "<string>", line 1, in <lambda>
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/appserver/mrsparkle/lib/decorators.py", line 335, in preform_sso_check
    return fn(self, *a, **kw)
  File "<string>", line 1, in <lambda>
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/appserver/mrsparkle/lib/decorators.py", line 387, in check_login
    return fn(self, *a, **kw)
  File "<string>", line 1, in <lambda>
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/splunk/appserver/mrsparkle/lib/decorators.py", line 407, in handle_exceptions
    return fn(self, *a, **kw)
  File "<string>", line 36, in is_user_allow_to_user_tabuilder
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_app_addon-builder/bin/tabuilder_utility/app_util.py", line 35, in is_user_allow_to_create_ta
    usrs = service.users.list(count=-1, **kwargs)
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_app_addon-builder/bin/splunklib/client.py", line 1422, in list
    return list(self.iter(count=count, **kwargs))
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_app_addon-builder/bin/splunklib/client.py", line 1381, in iter
    response = self.get(count=pagesize or count, offset=offset, **kwargs)
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_app_addon-builder/bin/splunklib/client.py", line 1611, in get
    return super(Collection, self).get(name, owner, app, sharing, **query)
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_app_addon-builder/bin/splunklib/client.py", line 709, in get
    **query)
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_app_addon-builder/bin/splunklib/binding.py", line 241, in wrapper
    return request_fun(self, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_app_addon-builder/bin/splunklib/binding.py", line 63, in new_f
    val = f(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_app_addon-builder/bin/splunklib/binding.py", line 586, in get
    response = self.http.get(path, self._auth_headers, **query)
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_app_addon-builder/bin/splunklib/binding.py", line 1056, in get
    return self.request(url, { 'method': "GET", 'headers': headers })
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_app_addon-builder/bin/splunklib/binding.py", line 1111, in request
    raise HTTPError(response)
HTTPError: HTTP 402 Payment Required --
 In handler 'users': Requires license feature='Auth'

On Free license, the Auth feature is disabled.

This leaves me with the blank screen as in the screenshot above.

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ayu_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

No, does not support Splunk Free

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ayu_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Maybe a permission restriction in using builder for safety. In that case a alert dialogue will pop-up with the warning message.

Any error occurred on browser console, splunkd.log, web_service.log?

alevy
Path Finder

Upgrading to a dev license has resolved this for me. Thanks all.

alevy
Path Finder

Thanks for the feedback all, I'm seeing this in web_service.log:

HTTPError: HTTP 402 Payment Required -- 
 In handler 'users': Requires license feature='Auth'

I am using a free licence so have requested a developer licence and will try again once that is applied.

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aosso
Path Finder

Hi, I get the following errors on browser console:

appLogo.png:1 GET
http://splunkdev:8000/en-GB/splunkd/__raw/servicesNS/admin/splunk_app_addon-builder/static/appLogo.p...
404 (Not Found) jquery-2.1.0.js:8556
GET
http://splunkdev:8000/en-US/custom/splunk_app_addon-builder/app_home/app_list?_=1461740753049
500 (Internal Server Error)

And then this on web_service.log:

KVException: Failed to POST
https://127.0.0.1:8089/servicesNS/nobody/splunk_app_addon-builder/storage/collections/config, reason=Service Unavailable

which brings me down to the fact that the KV store is only supported on x64 OS (I'm running the DEV instance on my local computer with Windows 7 x86) 😞

"KV store is available and supported on all Splunk Enterprise 64-bit builds. It is not available on 32-bit Splunk Enterprise builds. KV store is also not available on universal forwarders."

Is the KV Store functionality required by the add-on? If so, maybe a simple warning "add-on only supported under 64-bit operating systems / splunk builds" should be added to system requirements.

Guess I'll have to fire up a VM with a x64 OS 🙂

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ayu_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes. KV store is required. In opening add-on builder, it reads all the projects information from KV store and is broken there.

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aosso
Path Finder

Just fired up a x64 unix vm with Splunk 6.4.0 and now it works 🙂

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