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Verify Integrity of Signed IT Data Blocks

ftk
Motivator

I have configured IT Data Block Signing as per http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/latest/Admin/ITDataSigning .

The page states that I can verify the integrity of events by doing a Show Source on the event, and that works as described. This is fine and dandy for single events, or small groups of events, but how can I verify that no events were tampered with in my entire signed index?

When doing event hashing I can check _decoration, and I also see a pretty tag on each event, but this method is not cryptographically secure. Is there a way I can get a similar visual cue about data integrity with event block signing without turning additional (expensive) event hashing on?

1 Solution

Stephen_Sorkin
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There are no tools available to check the entire index (or even a reasonable span of time) for tampering. Show Source is the only tool available. We plan to improve this feature in the future.

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Stephen_Sorkin
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There are no tools available to check the entire index (or even a reasonable span of time) for tampering. Show Source is the only tool available. We plan to improve this feature in the future.

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