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Palo Alto Networks App and Add-on for Splunk: Changes in transforms.conf are not working, how do I troubleshoot?

Path Finder

Hi there,

I am trying to filter out 'url' events from the Palo Alto Networks App and Add-on for Splunk because it is causing us to go over our license limit.

I have a transform that i put together in ./etc/apps/Splunk_TA_paloalto/default/props.conf :

[pan:threat]
SHOULD_LINEMERGE = false
# My addition below to Filter out URL Logs:
TRANSFORMS-urlfilter = urlfilter

and ./etc/apps/Splunk_TA_paloalto/default/transforms.conf

[urlfilter] 
REGEX=^.*(THREAT,url,).*(informational).*$
DEST_KEY=queue
FORMAT=nullQueue

After making these changes, I restarted splunk.

Where do i see debugging information as to why this doesn't work?

Also, if you can see why it isn't working can you please share? 🙂

Lastly, is there an easier way to do this: the field that i am searching for is already extracted with this TA:

field: log_subtype
value i am trying to avoid indexing: 'url'

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Path Finder

We do something similar:

https://answers.splunk.com/answers/475294/palo-alto-networks-app-for-splunk-is-it-possible-t-1.html#...

In your particular case, try to pull the transform you're defining into the [pan:log] stanza in your props.conf. I seem to remember trying what you're doing and it didn't work under [pan:threat] - moving it up to pan:log worked - it might be some sort of race condition.

Also, put your work under /local - it should work just fine merging the changes and you won't lose them if you upgrade the TA.

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Path Finder

We do something similar:

https://answers.splunk.com/answers/475294/palo-alto-networks-app-for-splunk-is-it-possible-t-1.html#...

In your particular case, try to pull the transform you're defining into the [pan:log] stanza in your props.conf. I seem to remember trying what you're doing and it didn't work under [pan:threat] - moving it up to pan:log worked - it might be some sort of race condition.

Also, put your work under /local - it should work just fine merging the changes and you won't lose them if you upgrade the TA.

View solution in original post

Path Finder

Thanks! that was it.

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