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I am trying to create a field for sudo based on the following log entry

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I am trying to extract the username into a field that I can use and have so far been unsuccessful. I am doing this based off the log entries below.

Mar  4 17:20:43 hostname sudo: [ID 702911 local2.notice]    username : TTY=pts/3 ; PWD=/export/home/username ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/bin/su -    
Mar  7 11:44:47 hostname sudo: [ID 702911 local2.notice]   user : TTY=pts/5 ; PWD=/export/home/user ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/bin/su -

I have tried this search and regex but have been unsuccessful. If the username is a different length it won't pick it up. Also, it doesn't seem to pick up all occurrences of the same name either.

sudo "COMMAND=/usr/bin/su"
| rex "(?i)\\.notice\\]   (?P<FIELDNAME>\\w+\\s+:)"
| fields FIELDNAME
| dedup FIELDNAME
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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Try something like:

sudo "COMMAND=/usr/bin/su"
| rex "\\]\s+(?<FIELDNAME>\S+)"
| dedup FIELDNAME
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