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Create a HTML form that post to a python script

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I have a html page with a form and want the the form to submit to a python script.

Where under a custom app would you place the python script?
What url would I put in the form action to hit the script?

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I would use a SplunkWeb controller for this. Here is how you would make it:

Step 1: Make the controller binary

Make an executable in the app under the path: $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps//appserver/controllers/. If your controller was called my_custom_controller, it would be under: $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/appserver/controllers/

See the following example of a Splunk controller:

Step 2: Expose the controller

Make a web.conf in the app under the path: $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps//default/web.conf. Add a line to this file that exposes your controller. Below is an example (assuming your controller is named called


Restart Splunk for the controller to be visible. You can verify that your controller is recognized by navigating to /paths with your browser (e.g. http://mysplunkserver/paths); your controller should be listed if this worked (just search for your controller name, e.g. "my_custom_controller").

Step 3: Wire-up your HTML form

Your controller will be exposed under the path /custom//my_custom_controller. For example, if you declared a function called "do_something" within your controller called "my_custom_controller" which is included the in the "my_app" app, then you could access that function from an HTML form with the URL "/custom/my_app/my_custom_controller/do_something").

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