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Splunk DB Connect 2.0.5: Why do I keep getting "Login failed..." trying to validate connection with MSSQL?

Path Finder

Windows 2012 search head with Splunk Enterprise 6.3 and the latest DB Connect 2.0.5 installed.
It also has DBX 1.1.5 installed and that's working just fine. I'm trying to recreate my connections in v2.0.5 as recommended - Identities and Connections that is. I wasn't planning on copying over any of the .conf stanzas from the old into the new, but maybe that would be easier?

I have both the jtds-1.2.6.jar file and sqljdbc4.jar file (the latter dated 8-21-2015 if that helps/matters) copied into the ..Splunk\etc\apps\splunk_app_db_connect\bin\lib folder. I've tried using both the MS-SQL Server Using MS Generic Driver as well as "With Windows Authentication", even though I don't want to go that route as well as the MS-SQL Server Using jTDS Driver which I believe is how the v1.1.5 DB Connect is working...

Receiving this in the logs:

10/05/2015 19:05:29 [ERROR] [rh_connections.py] exception Validating connection with URL [jdbc:sqlserver://MySQLServername01.FQDN.com:1433;databaseName=TRACKIT10;selectMethod=cursor] failed: com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException:com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException: Login failed for user 'ACCOUNTTHATWORKS'. ClientConnectionId:eb63ef2f-5ef6-477a-9dd8-174e5d4b5120

Have also tried using domain\username format but same error.

I can connect to the same server and db using the same credentials via SQL Management Studio.

Any advice/tips appreciated.

Path Finder

are you running splunk service as domain account ?

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Path Finder

yes and just FYi - I gave up on this and am just using local SQL accounts now.

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Path Finder

Upgrade your app to new version (2.0.6) OR Use SQL server authentication (local access) for 2.0.5 version.

There was a bug in 2.0.5 version where Microsoft SQL Server did not work in Windows Authentication mode.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/DBX/2.0.6/ReleaseNotes/Releasenotes
2015-06-04 DBX-1694 Connecting to Microsoft SQL Server did not work in Windows Authentication mode.

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Path Finder

I'm using 2.0.6. Still no good. Works for local accounts, not domain accounts.

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Path Finder
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Path Finder

yes, gone through all that.
Using FQDN for server name, not using Windows Auth (but tried it anyway), verified and re-verified the correct jar files are in the right place, confirmed and re-confirmed the SQL DB port number. Verified 2x that I can connect using SQL Mgmt Studio with the same credentials. Both DB Connect 1 and 2 are on the same server and the same connection works with DBX1 so I know it's not a firewall or routing issue. The error says "Login failed" so makes me think something else is going on here. Given lack of replies here, maybe I'll remove DBX2 and start from scratch in the future. For now, sticking with DBX1 since it works fine for the most part.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I'm having the same issue with DB connect 2 trying to access an ePo database.
I know the user/pass is correct, the 1433 port is open, host is set to an IP so it's not an fqdn issue and I keep getting a login failed for user 'user'. ClientConnectionID.

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