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Python SDK ValueError: Invalid IPv6 URL

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I am trying to connecting my Splunk server via Python SDK

import splunklib.client as client
service = client.connect(host='', port=443,
scheme='https', username='mineuser', password='xxxxxxxxxxx')
assert isinstance(service, client.Service)

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 116, in
File "", line 73, in main
service = client.connect(**kwargs_splunk)
File "../splunklib/", line 333, in connect
File "../splunklib/", line 873, in login
cookie="1") # In Splunk 6.2+, passing "cookie=1" will return the "set-cookie" header
File "../splunklib/", line 1225, in post
return self.request(url, message)
File "../splunklib/", line 1242, in request
response = self.handler(url, message, **kwargs)
File "../splunklib/", line 1367, in request
scheme, host, port, path = _spliturl(url)
File "../splunklib/", line 1072, in _spliturl
parsed_url = urllib.parse.urlparse(url)
File "/usr/local/Cellar/python@2/2.7.16_1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/", line 143, in urlparse
tuple = urlsplit(url, scheme, allow_fragments)
File "/usr/local/Cellar/python@2/2.7.16_1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/", line 214, in urlsplit
raise ValueError("Invalid IPv6 URL")
ValueError: Invalid IPv6 URL

What i am doing wrong, Help Please.

Python 2.7.16

Labels (2)
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You are using wrong port number while trying to connect to Splunk using Python SDK. You need to use splunk management port (default is 8089) and in host you need to just provide hostname or IP address (Do not pass http:// or https://)

Have alook at example here

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