Monitoring Splunk

Is there a way to create an alert if splunkd on any Splunk instance is started by any user except "splunk user"?

bishtk
Communicator

Hi Guys,

In my project environment, every splunkd is installed using splunk user. So I need to create an alert if any splunkd on any splunk server (enterprise or UF) gets started with root or any other user post boot or if anyone starts it with any other user than splunk.

Please suggest.

-Thanks

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gcusello
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Hi @bishtk,

you could create a script that runs the ps command (e.g. in Linux) on the system to monitor, then Forwarder send results to Splunk and you can analyze the result.

If you want, you can also use the script in Splunk_TA-nix.

Ciao.

Giuseppe

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gcusello
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Hi @bishtk,

you could create a script that runs the ps command (e.g. in Linux) on the system to monitor, then Forwarder send results to Splunk and you can analyze the result.

If you want, you can also use the script in Splunk_TA-nix.

Ciao.

Giuseppe

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bishtk
Communicator

Thank you @gcusello . I will go for Splunk_TA_nix option

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gcusello
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Hi @bishtk,

good for yu.

Ciao and happy splunking.

Giuseppe

P.S.: Karma Points are appreciated 😉

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bishtk
Communicator

@gcusello thank you and happy splunking 🙂

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