Getting Data In

curl in Shell Script run by splunk return empty

Explorer

I am trying to get data from a third party API

so I get splunk to run this very basic script.

IP=$(curl -s 'http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather?q=london,uk&appid=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx')
echo "$IP"

if I run the script in shell it works perfect.
if it is run by splunk $ip is empty

I know splunk can execute the script because I replace $(curl.... by "test" and splunk collects it OK.

splunk seams to be executing script as root because if chance my script to
whoiam
splunk returns root.

it is not just this url i tried different ones, it works in shell but it is always empty when run by splunk.

Super Champion

The best way to integrate with API is to use "REST modular Input" within splunk rather than calling a script etc.

There are some good docs out there, thus making your "splunk" application itself to handle API requests

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Explorer

I had seen this but could not find in in splunk any where in 6.5.
did not realise is as an add on. will try it out.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi,

Can you please try below command in your script, added ().

IP=($(curl -s 'http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather?q=london,uk≈pid=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'))

Thanks,
Harshil

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