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HTTP Event Collector: How to resolve a "401 Unauthorized from Splunk" error when trying to pass token in query string?

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I have enabled allowQueryStringAuth as mentioned in http://dev.splunk.com/view/event-collector/SP-CAAAE8Y#tokenasquery and want to pass my token in the POST request like hxxp://192.168.2.1:8088/services/collector?token= however, i still get a 401 Unauthorized from Splunk.

A splunk btool check --debug gives me:

tmachielsen@TonsMacBookPro:~% /Applications/Splunk/bin/splunk btool check --debug 
Checking: /Applications/Splunk/etc/users/admin/search/local/ui-prefs.conf
Checking: /Applications/Splunk/etc/users/admin/search/local/ui-tour.conf
Checking: /Applications/Splunk/etc/users/admin/splunk_monitoring_console/local/ui-prefs.conf
Checking: /Applications/Splunk/etc/users/admin/user-prefs/local/user-prefs.conf
Checking: /Applications/Splunk/etc/apps/learned/local/props.conf
Checking: /Applications/Splunk/etc/apps/search/local/indexes.conf
Checking: /Applications/Splunk/etc/apps/search/local/inputs.conf
Checking: /Applications/Splunk/etc/apps/splunk_httpinput/local/inputs.conf
        Invalid key in stanza [http://Speedway Connect] in /Applications/Splunk/etc/apps/splunk_httpinput/local/inputs.conf, line 11: sourcetypeSelection  (value:  From List).
    Did you mean 'sourcetype'?
    Did you mean 'source'?
    Did you mean 'sourcetype'?
        Invalid key in stanza [http://Speedway Connect] in /Applications/Splunk/etc/apps/splunk_httpinput/local/inputs.conf, line 12: allowQueryStringAuth  (value:  true).
Checking: /Applications/Splunk/etc/apps/splunk_instrumentation/local/telemetry.conf
Checking: /Applications/Splunk/etc/apps/user-prefs/local/user-prefs.conf
Checking: /Applications/Splunk/etc/apps/SplunkForwarder/default/app.conf

Any idea what i do wrong?

Splunk Light 6.5.2 on OSX.

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This appears to be a Splunk Cloud feature. It's listed on the Splunk Cloud inputs.conf docs at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.1612/Admin/Inputsconf but not the Splunk Enterprise inputs.conf docs at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.2/Admin/Inputsconf . Also see http://dev.splunk.com/view/event-collector/SP-CAAAE8Y#tokenasquery which explains that this currently offered in Splunk Cloud and Splunk Light Cloud.

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