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What are the arguments for entity.getEntities?

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All,

I've got this code

#########################################################################
# Imports for Splunk
#########################################################################
import splunk.entity as entity

try:
    from splunk.clilib.bundle_paths import make_splunkhome_path
except ImportError:
    from splunkappserver.mrsparkle.lib.util import make_splunkhome_path

########################################
# get our config data returns a dict
########################################
def getConfig(sessionKey,nameSpace):
    try:
        resp = entity.getEntities(['properties', 'verodin', 'verodin'], namespace=nameSpace, owner='nobody', sessionKey=sessionKey)
    except Exception, e:
        raise Exception(" Could not get %s credentials from splunk. Error %s" % (nameSpace, str(e)))

    config = {}

    for k, v in resp.items():
        config[str(k)] = str(v)

    return config

Another member of the team got it working. I'm trying to create new code but I don't understand what the getEntities first argument is beyond a list. I've seen examples with [admin, password] but I haven't found a good example or documentation explaining how this works. Any idea?

TIA,
Joe

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Re: What are the arguments for entity.getEntities?

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One of my coworkers and I discussed this and all the pieces fell into place for me mentally. For ['properties', 'verodin', 'verodin'] the fields can be found using https://splunk_host:8089/services.

First item in list properties can be found at the top level when logged into the above website.
Drill down into properties.
Second item in list verodin is the name of the default/verodin.conf file. As Tom noted at the top level of the TA a README directory is needed with a verodin.conf.spec file in it.
Drill down into verodin.
Third item in list verodin is the stanza inside the default/verodin.conf file.
Drill down into it and there should be list of the items under the stanza.

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