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HTTP Event Collector: automatic sourcetype detection

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When using the HTTP Event Collector, is automatic sourcetype detection possible?

Every event at the moment appears to be getting "httpevent" as the source type. even though I'm not explicitly setting that sourcetype anywhere.

Has anybody managed to get the automatic detection working? Does anybody know if it's supported?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi Fiveturns,

Yes, you can customize the sourcetype for HEC events. Please follow the instructions in the documentation here:
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.6.0/Data/UsetheHTTPEventCollector#Configure_HTTP_Event...

Hope this helps.
Thanks!
Hunter

Engager

I downvoted this post because did not address question

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Engager

Hi Hunter,

The problem is I wanted splunk to perform auto source type detection based on the message. I know how to explicitly set the source type if I wanted to, and that seems to be what that article describes.

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