Developing for Splunk Enterprise

Java SDK connect with sessionKey

lweber
Path Finder

Hi

because it took me a while to figure out, I'll post the question and give the answer myself...

Using the documentation I did not figure out how I can connect to Splunk using a session key (eg. passed from a python script via passAuth).

The documentation is showing an example using the Service.login(...) and the Service.setToken(String token)method, the latter was used for a base64 encripted username:password token.

answer will follow in a second...

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lweber
Path Finder

it's simple as this 😉

Service.setToken("Splunk sessionKey")

btw:
in the example: http://dev.splunk.com/view/java-sdk/SP-CAAAECX you're using com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.dv.util.Base64 to encode the user:password token. It is always a bad (!) idea to use code placed in class placed in a internalpackage.
Use: java.util.Base64 instead.

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mishiehow
Explorer

The session key gets added in a cookie which browser uses on the subsequent search call.

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npbala_22
Explorer

How to get sessionKey for particular splunk db

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lweber
Path Finder

depends where you want to use it.

  • in plain Java you need to login first. Service.getToken, you can use the sessionkey from you browser session, but it will expire.
  • if you java code gets called from a REST endpoint (python) which extends splunk.rest.BaseRestHandler you already have it in your class (self.sessionKey).
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sathishraja92
Explorer

can you share the piece of your code which uses the Splunk session key to connect and create/poll/consume the search !

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lweber
Path Finder

the sdk is quite well documented. have a look at: http://dev.splunk.com/java and the examples.
the setToken method is docmentented here: http://docs.splunk.com/DocumentationStatic/JavaSDK/1.6.4/com/splunk/ServiceArgs.html#setToken-java.l...

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sathishraja92
Explorer

Thanks. It worked

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lweber
Path Finder

it's simple as this 😉

Service.setToken("Splunk sessionKey")

btw:
in the example: http://dev.splunk.com/view/java-sdk/SP-CAAAECX you're using com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.dv.util.Base64 to encode the user:password token. It is always a bad (!) idea to use code placed in class placed in a internalpackage.
Use: java.util.Base64 instead.

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