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Can a universal forwarder be restarted via REST API?

xiyangyang
Path Finder

Can UF be restart via REST API?
What other things can be done to UF via REST API?

harsmarvania57
Ultra Champion

Hi @xiyangyang,

Yes, you can restart UF via REST API (ref doc. http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.0.1/RESTREF/RESTsystem#server.2Fcontrol.2Frestart )

curl -k -u admin:changeme https://localhost:8089/services/server/control/restart -X POST

If you want to run above command from remote server then you need to change default password for admin user otherwise you will get below error.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<response>
  <messages>
    <msg type="WARN">Remote login has been disabled for 'admin' with the default password. Either set the password, or override by changing the 'allowRemoteLogin' setting in your server.conf file.</msg>
  </messages>
</response>

I hope this helps.

Thanks,
Harshil

gcusello
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi xiyangyang,
I don't know why you want to restart a UF using REST API, I think that the easiest way is a remote shell script.
Anyway you can find all the information about REST API features at http://dev.splunk.com/restapi .

Bye.

Giuseppe

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