A possible way to Log User- and Page-Access in Confluence is via the Event system - using Adaptavist's Scriptrunner for Confluence

This ways has Pros and Cons - read Access Logging in Confluence. One Pro is that the POST to Splunk in in the backend; so we dont need to open for the receiving system in the Firewall for the world.

My site is mainly external as a website, with only one internal user, myself "bnp". In that situation, the PageViewEvent is not so interesting as if this was an internal system with multiple users.

Currently, I have found no way to correlate bot/spider/monitoring hits from the real PageViews.

Also, PageViewEvents only occur when a page is rendered and this gives back HTTP Code "200 OK" to the client. See Different Loggings for different logging compares.


In this working sample, we will post to a Splunk HTTP Event Collector - after setup and getting the Splunk Key, the collector need a POST like this:

    "time": 1426279439, 
    "host": "localhost",
    "source": "datasource",
    "sourcetype": "txt",
    "index": "main",
    "event": { "hello": "world" }

We do eliminate the "time" field, as the POST is instantly from the Confluence server.

To achive this, we have setup a Script Event Handler:

the executes this script for every PageViewEvent:

import com.atlassian.confluence.user.AuthenticatedUserThreadLocal
import com.atlassian.confluence.user.*;
import java.net.URL;
import java.net.URLEncoder;
import java.net.MalformedURLException;
import java.io.UnsupportedEncodingException;
import com.atlassian.confluence.pages.Page
import com.atlassian.confluence.pages.PageManager
import com.atlassian.confluence.spaces.Space
import com.atlassian.confluence.spaces.SpaceManager
import com.atlassian.sal.api.component.ComponentLocator
import com.atlassian.confluence.event.events.content.page.*

System.out.println("Start post2splunk.groovy")

def spaceManager = ComponentLocator.getComponent(SpaceManager)
def pageManager = ComponentLocator.getComponent(PageManager)

String userName="Anonymous"
def currentUser = AuthenticatedUserThreadLocal.get()
if (currentUser)

def event = event as PageEvent
String eventType=(String)event.toString()
eventType=eventType.substring(0, eventType.indexOf('@'))

// keys to create unique nodes for counters
// https://docs.atlassian.com/confluence/5.9.7/com/atlassian/confluence/pages/Page.html

String spaceKey = event.page.getSpace().getKey()
String pageId = event.page.getIdAsString()
String pageName = event.page.getTitle()

def requestMethod = "GET";
def URLParam = []
def baseURL = ""

def url = new java.net.URL(baseURL);
URLConnection connection = url.openConnection();
connection.doOutput = true
connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json;charset=UTF-8");
connection.setRequestProperty('Authorization', 'Splunk XXXXXXX-XXXX-4D74-BB9E-64E3B3730D8E');

String jSon= "{\"host\": \"moserver\",\"source\": \"webaccess\",\"sourcetype\": \"webaccess\",\"index\": \"webaccess\",\"event\":{"

jSon = jSon + "\"event-type\":\"" + eventType  + "\","
jSon = jSon + "\"space-key\":\"" + spaceKey + "\","
jSon = jSon + "\"confluence-page-title\":\"" + pageName + "\","
jSon = jSon + "\"confluence-page-id\":\"" + pageId + "\","
jSon = jSon + "\"username\":\"" + userName + "\""
jSon = jSon + "}}"

def writer = new OutputStreamWriter(connection.outputStream)
catch (all)
String Status=connection.getResponseCode()
String Message=connection.getResponseMessage()

Giving us results to work on in Splunk (Where we already has created the index needed):

And we can build a dashboard: