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How to develop splunk app using java?

Explorer

I am a newbie and I am not sure if this was requested prior, but I have following questions.

How Can we develop, package and deploy Splunk App with Java?

What are the tools available? How to create the UI of the App?

Would appreciate any help. Thanks

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Re: How to develop splunk app using java?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Have you looked at the Splunk SDK for Java?

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Re: How to develop splunk app using java?

Explorer

@ChrisG yes I have, isn't it an external application? or is it deploy-able to Splunk app instance?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

So, just to make sure I understand: you want to write a compiled Java application and put it in /etc/apps so that it runs within Splunk Web?

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Explorer

yes something like that. so my app is accessible on the Home screen menu 'App'. Is that doable? how is it so?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

No, you are correct: the Java SDK is really meant for external applications. See stefandagerman's answer for information about what Splunk Web apps are. There might be some way to do what you are thinking of (I don't know enough to rule it out completely), but it would be...unusual.

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Path Finder

Splunk apps are not really code, they are collections of searches, dashboards, reports, scripts etc. that are grouped together in a directory.
I would suggest you peruse this
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/AdvancedDev/Whatsinthismanual to learn how to go about creating them.
A good starting point: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/AdvancedDev/AppIntro

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