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Advanced Splunk by Ashish Kumar Tulsiram Yadav

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Tokens

Tokens are nothing but variables, as in programming languages, which can be used to run dynamic queries taken from input fields or clicked events. Token name works as a reference to the information which captures value that is used to manage dashboard behavior. The delimiter used for the token is having syntax as $token_name$.

The following are a few ways token values can be captured:

  • Tokens can be used to capture values from an input field
  • Define the token to specify actions, based on conditions based on the value of the token
  • Tokens can be defined in a search string, using values based on previously defined tokens
  • Splunk Enterprise pre-defined default tokens

The tokens can be used in various locations and use cases on the Splunk dashboard, ...

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