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How to extract fields from windows security log?

andrewits
New Member

I am looking to extract fields from some windows security events. Much of the data I need ends up being in the "message" section of the log due to the way Windows logs are formatted.

See the example below...ideally, each of the fields highlighted in yellow would be it's own field.

Any ideas? Thank you!
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gcusello
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi @andrewits,
Spunk by itself extract all fields where there's = (e.g. EventCode=4723).
Timestamp is automatically extracted.
The other fields can be extracted using regexes.

As first thing, install on your Search Head Splunk TA_Windows ( https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/742/ ) so you already have all the needed extractions; if you're not satisfied and you want more fields, use regexes, e.g. to exctract Account Name after Subject, use something like this (sorry if my logs are in italian!):

(?ms)Soggetto:.*Nome account:\s+(?<Account_Name>\w+)

that you can see at https://regex101.com/r/QD06Ok/1

Ciao.
Giuseppe

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