Getting Data In

Rate limiting for API or HTTP Event Collector?

Motivator

Has anyone tried implementing rate-limiting on either the Splunk API, UI or the HTTP Event Collector? I'm thinking either on a per-IP, user, or token basis?

I know Splunk has built-in quotas for executing searches, but I'm thinking about the other ways you can overload a server, for example through excessive REST queries, programmatically refreshing the browser, or pushing excessive HEC events.

Maybe via load balancer, or by using an nginx frontend?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi Jeremiah

We don't have anything built in to rate limit access. Using something like nginx would be a good option.

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