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How to detect data supression in Splunk?

woodentree
Communicator

Hello,

There are few ways to suppress data in Splunk, like | delete command from search menu or splunk clean eventdata from shell. I wondering to know if there is a simple way to generate an alert when someone suppress data from Splunk.

Thanks for the help.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You could search remote_searches.log for "| delete".
To find CLI commands, you have to be indexing the .bash_history file of every user who can run the splunk clean command. Then it's a simple matter to search command histories for the command.

A clarification: splunk clean eventdata does not suppress data, it erases it.

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If this reply helps you, Karma would be appreciated.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You could search remote_searches.log for "| delete".
To find CLI commands, you have to be indexing the .bash_history file of every user who can run the splunk clean command. Then it's a simple matter to search command histories for the command.

A clarification: splunk clean eventdata does not suppress data, it erases it.

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If this reply helps you, Karma would be appreciated.

woodentree
Communicator

Thanks for the help!

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