Deployment Architecture

What is the value of pass4symmkey on searchhead members

rashi83
Path Finder

Hi , I want to understand when SHC is enabled , does the cluster members ( /opt/apps/splunk/etc/system/local/server.conf)

[shclustering]
conf_deploy_fetch_url = https://xxxxx:8089
disabled = 0
mgmt_uri = https://xxxxxx:8089
pass4SymmKey = $7$iExLu2lY4pfhmcXKg0bzvFrlGBiiz8ZsgeNOw8V/eggWX/UHplXMSX4=

Does this pass4Symmkey encrypted same on cluster members ? I am seeing different pass4Symmkey on other member . Is that a problem ?

[shclustering]
conf_deploy_fetch_url = https://xxxx:8089
disabled = 0
mgmt_uri = https://xxxxx:8089
pass4SymmKey = $7$ILXF6T0d2rhloLGdszMDKaL/H002O09I4zidU0PzN9aglnG5+wSnoWM=
shcluster_label = shcluster1
id = 2FCF8358-15EC-4F17-A119-63A6CEE4734C

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codebuilder
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The hashing algorithm is different between versions, but the short answer is yes, the hashed value can be different between cluster members. Always use the plain text version when adding new members, don't copy the hashed value from another member. As long as your SHC shows healthy you are good.

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codebuilder
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The hashing algorithm is different between versions, but the short answer is yes, the hashed value can be different between cluster members. Always use the plain text version when adding new members, don't copy the hashed value from another member. As long as your SHC shows healthy you are good.

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