How to set up email alerts for Splunk running on a Docker



I have Splunk instance running on a docker and the docker is running on an EC2-instance.
I am trying to configure email settings for sending the dashboard reports but it doesn't seem to work.
I don't have an explicit smtp server, therefore I was trying to use, but its also not working.

Any pointers on how can I get the email alerts working.

I am very new to all this.
Please let me know if I am missing anything obvious here.


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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You might be getting blocked by AWS security groups.  Try creating a security group allowing outbound to that address and port.  Don't forget to assign it to the instance where it is running.

Once that is in place, try making an outbound connection from the instance running docker (but not inside docker itself).

openssl s_client -connect

If successful, you will see a connection and a certificate sent back.  Then, at least, you'll know you can connect from the instance itself.

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Hi @niddhi , were you able to do this?

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