Dashboards & Visualizations

Dashboard for Successfully Login in Linux and Windows

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Hi Splunk Community 

I am completely new on splunk. I somehow managed to deploy the splunk Universal Forwarder on many linux nodes and few windows systems. 

I am able to view  the /var/log/secure and /var/log/message that are getting indexed and the windows security event log on the created index.

I want a dashboard that shows information of the below :-

1. Number of Hosts where splunk forwarder is deployed (linux and windows separate).

2. Successfull and failed login.

3. Alert when root is logged in linux and Administrator login in windows.

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Hi @shubhajits,

you're asking many easy things:


to have the list of servers that are sending logs, you could run something like this:

| metasearch index=os or index=wineventlog
| stats count BY index

but in this case you have only the servers that are sending logs, if a server is missing you haven't it, but this is another question that you can search in Community.


For successul or unsuccessful logins there's a problem, that every windows login generates around 10-12 login events (EventCode=4624) so the results could be non reliable.

Anyway, the search could be (for windows) something like this:

index=wineventlog EventCode=4624 OR EventCode=4625
| stats count BY EventCode

and for Linux, something like this:

search = index=os sourcetype=linux_secure NOT disconnect ("accepted password" OR "failed password")
| eval action=if(searchmatch("accepted password"),"Login","LogFail")
| stats count BY action

If you want all in one panel it's just a little bit complicate because you should create four eventtypes:

  • windows_login (index=wineventlog EventCode=4624)
  • windows_logfail (index=wineventlog EventCode=4625)
  • linux_login (index=os "accepted password")
  • linux_logfail (index=os "failed password")

using the above searches and associating to eventtypes LOGIN or LOGOUT tags, then you can run a simple search using tags:

| stats count BY index tag


About the alert for root or administrator, you have to search for the eventtypes windows_login or linux_login and the words root or administrator, something like this:

tag=LOGIN (root OR administrator)


Only one final hint: follow the Search Tutorial to understand SPL.



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For dashboards, you would need to create the search matching your need and save it as a view. I would also suggest you completing https://www.splunk.com/en_us/training/free-courses/splunk-fundamentals-1.html  and looking at Splunk dashboards example app and Splunk unix app in splunk base - https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/273/  

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