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API Login not working - Splunk 6. 4 Free

pinVie
Path Finder

Hi all,

I am not sure why this python code is not working:

import splunklib.client as client

service = client.connect(
    host="192.168.2.125",
    port=8089)

All I get is the following trace

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:/Users/Name/Desktop/test/splunk/splkTest.py", line 13, in <module>
    port=8089)
  File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\splunk_sdk-1.6.0-py2.7.egg\splunklib\client.py", line 321, in connect
    s.login()
  File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\splunk_sdk-1.6.0-py2.7.egg\splunklib\binding.py", line 865, in login
    raise AuthenticationError("Login failed.", he)
splunklib.binding.AuthenticationError: Login failed.

I even tried to define username="admin" in the login but the effect is the same.
Is this a limitation of the splunk free version (6.4.1) or I am doing it wrong?

Thank you !

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1 Solution

ChrisG
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Generally speaking, Splunk Free doesn't have authentication. See About Splunk Free in the Admin Manual.

But see jkat54's comment, immediately below.

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ChrisG
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Generally speaking, Splunk Free doesn't have authentication. See About Splunk Free in the Admin Manual.

But see jkat54's comment, immediately below.

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jkat54
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

https://answers.splunk.com/answers/43809/does-splunk-free-license-allow-usage-of-rest-api.html

This seems to suggest it will support the API and login will not be required... there's just a small step of setting something in server.conf.

ChrisG
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Innnnteresting. TIL. 🙂

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pinVie
Path Finder

Ah damn it I knew this page but had a mistake in my code.
So the login is working - code has to look like this in python

service = client.connect(
    host="192.168.2.125",
    port=8089,
    username="admin")

Thank you

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