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Setup.xml: Is there a way to get the current session key in custom endpoint?

Hi All,

Working from this example
http://dev.splunk.com/view/webframework-developapps/SP-CAAAE9B

Is there any way to get the current session key in the custom endpoint MyApppythonhandler.py

I need to perform some calls against the REST interface and don't want to have to hardcode Splunk usernames and passwords in the python script.

I've tried

config_str = sys.stdin.read()
doc = xml.dom.minidom.parseString(config_str)
root = doc.documentElement
session_key = root.getElementsByTagName("sessionKey")[0].firstChild.data

And it throws an error

ERROR AdminManagerExternal - <class 'splunk.admin.UsageException'>: Received no serialized data via stdin (mode: setup). Will not continue.

However even though it throws that error it is pulling in the session key because I can see it by adding a print at the end

config_str = sys.stdin.read()
doc = xml.dom.minidom.parseString(config_str)
root = doc.documentElement
session_key = root.getElementsByTagName("sessionKey")[0].firstChild.data
print("type=readStdIn,session_key=%s" % session_key)

Error in splunkd which is to be expected because I shouldn't be printing this out. I tried using logging.info but that doesn't show up in logs.

01-19-2017 13:11:13.762 +1000 ERROR AdminManagerExternal - Unable to xml-parse the following data: %stype=readStdIn,session_key=jW3neEYMJ29lzdDyPm0OVW6g5XmTR_tVd0jErcj^T3cuEASlQAfs5F2xhFw_k3TMTwqF3uyYZTNQ2L9PLUYFRvYnnHYqqB9oeUP^zQ...  See splunkd.log for full data.
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Re: Setup.xml: Is there a way to get the current session key in custom endpoint?

I may have found it

self.getSessionKey()

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