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How to get current app name in a search ?

yoho
Contributor

Is there a way to get the current app name in a search ?

I've found how to get the current user name (| rest splunk_server=local /services/authentication/current-context | table username) but I would also need the current app.

The app I'm building is looking in splunk access logs for its own name, so that it displays some statistics about itself, like response time, etc...

 

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thambisetty
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Thanks to @martin_mueller  

 

| rest splunk_server=local /services/authentication/current-context 
| table username 
| eval 
    [ rest /services/search/jobs splunk_server=local 
    | addinfo 
    | where sid=info_sid 
    | rename eai:acl.app as my_app_name 
    | return my_app_name]

 

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yoho
Contributor

It looks like this command doesn't work on a search head cluster because the current sid returned by addinfo is not (yet) in the list of jobs. It's a pitty there's no simple way to get the current app name, except in dashboards.

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yoho
Contributor

Thank you both for your answers, I need it in a search but your answer is also very useful @martin_mueller !

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martin_mueller
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

If this is in a dashboard then you don't need to launch a subsearch, instead you can use the token `$env:app$`: https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.6/Viz/tokens#Use_global_tokens_to_access_environmen...

thambisetty
Super Champion

Thanks to @martin_mueller  

 

| rest splunk_server=local /services/authentication/current-context 
| table username 
| eval 
    [ rest /services/search/jobs splunk_server=local 
    | addinfo 
    | where sid=info_sid 
    | rename eai:acl.app as my_app_name 
    | return my_app_name]

 

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