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Encrypted Log Files For SPLUNK Agent

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Hi All,

Can the SPLUNK agent monitor encrypted text log files?
Can you please refer me to any documentation suggesting what sort of encryption it can deal with and how?

Regards,

Ajay Suri

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No, not out of the box. But, you can pretty easily make it able to.

There are two approaches you could take: either use a scripted input (http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0.3/AdvancedDev/ScriptedInputsIntro ) where you write your own script that takes care of extracting the encrypted data into plain text before passing it along to Splunk, or setup a regular file/directory monitor input and tell Splunk how it should extract the proper contents via the unarchive_cmd setting in props.conf (http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/admin/Propsconf ). More information on this for a similar scenario is available at the end of this blog post: http://blogs.splunk.com/2011/07/19/the-naughty-bits-how-to-splunk-binary-logfiles/

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No, not out of the box. But, you can pretty easily make it able to.

There are two approaches you could take: either use a scripted input (http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0.3/AdvancedDev/ScriptedInputsIntro ) where you write your own script that takes care of extracting the encrypted data into plain text before passing it along to Splunk, or setup a regular file/directory monitor input and tell Splunk how it should extract the proper contents via the unarchive_cmd setting in props.conf (http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/admin/Propsconf ). More information on this for a similar scenario is available at the end of this blog post: http://blogs.splunk.com/2011/07/19/the-naughty-bits-how-to-splunk-binary-logfiles/

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