Dashboards & Visualizations

Is it possible to access directories such as $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps remotely or through a web browser?

Path Finder

Hi,

I'm currently looking into developing a custom visualization and am trying to follow the steps provided in the Build a custom visualization tutorial:
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.0/AdvancedDev/CustomVizTutorial

One of the first steps is to edit the settings in web.conf, but I access Splunk exclusively through my web browser. Is there any way to edit the settings that I need to change remotely?

It seems I will also need to access (and add files to) certain directories such as $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps. Again, I'm wondering if there is an easy method for doing this remotely or through the web browser.

Apologies in advance for what might be a very uninformed question.

Thanks!

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Many administrative tasks require access to the Linux/WIndows file system on which Splunk is running. Absent a third-party solution to your problem (I don't know of one), you're stuck requesting access to the system or finding someone (like your Splunk admin) to make the changes for you.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Many administrative tasks require access to the Linux/WIndows file system on which Splunk is running. Absent a third-party solution to your problem (I don't know of one), you're stuck requesting access to the system or finding someone (like your Splunk admin) to make the changes for you.

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Path Finder

Thanks for satisfying my curiosity! I had suspected as much but wanted to get confirmation.

Thanks again!

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Path Finder

Check out the inventory of REST APIs they may have what you are looking for

Example: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.2/RESTREF/RESTapps

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