Deployment Architecture

set up LDAP user authentication

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I'm planning on using LDAP user authentication for a mid size Splunk Enterprise environment.

Reading through the splunk documentation Im getting confuse don what is the minimum required information needed to set it up. 

Config files vs Splunk Web

  • Is the the bindDN and bindDN password required or just optional?
  • Is the set up through Splunk Web different from set up by config files? Cause i do see differences in the optional fields 


  • If I setup LDAPS meaning using SSL, what are the steps that need to be done?
  • Do I need to use certificates? and where do these need to be placed? 

Thank you


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