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What are the passphrases for the .pem files in the Universal Forwarder Credentials file, splunkclouduf.spl?

Hello!

What are the passphrases for the client.pem and server.pem files in the Universal Forwarder Credentials file, splunkclouduf.spl?

I've tried the following passphrases without success:

  1. my Splunk account password. It had the maximum allowed characters, 64.
  2. changeme
  3. updating my password to something simpler in https://www.splunk.com/my-account/en_us#/profile-details , re-downloading the splunkclouduf.spl and trying new password for the passphrase with this command: openssl rsa -in client.pem -out no_client.pem.

Thank you in advance!

P.S. For a little background, I'm trialing Splunk Cloud. I'm trying to send logs from my kubernetes cluster to Splunk Cloud using https://github.com/splunk/splunk-connect-for-kubernetes.

I've opened a Splunk account, created the indexes and downloaded the Universal Forwarder Credentials file, splunkclouduf.spl and untarred it which produced the 5 files: cacert.pem , client.pem, limits.conf, outputs.conf and server.pem.

The problem is that the .pem files have passphrases. So setting just setting them in the global.splunk.hec.clientCert, global.splunk.hec.clientKey and global.splunk.hec.caFile settings is producing TLS errors.

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@woodcock Thank you for the reply. Those weren't accepted as the passphrase, but the outputs.conf file has a line entry of sslPassword = xxxxx, where xxxxx seems to be the passphrase.

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@woodcock Thank you for the reply. Those weren't accepted as the passphrase, but the outputs.conf file has a line entry of sslPassword = xxxxx, where xxxxx seems to be the passphrase.

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OK, you should click Accept to close the question.

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I don't know why it matters or why you would care but Splunk typically uses the name as the value for defaults (like the default password is password), so try passphrase or null/nothing.

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