Knowledge Management

Delete Specific Key from KVSTORE

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I am using the Mimecast v3.1.1 App/Addon and Ia m am trying to delete a specific key the application inserts into the KVSTORE.

The problem I am having is that the key is a pipe delimited series of values have have been URL encoded.

I created my own entry allowing the KVSTORE to create the key for me and deleted it successfully using a curl command, but I cannot use the same command to delete the URL encoded key.

This was successful
curl -k -u admin: -X DELETE https://x.x.x.x:8089/servicesNS/nobody/TA-mimecast-for-splunk/storage/collections/data/TA_mimecast_f...

This failed
curl -k -u admin: -X DELETE https://x.x.x.x:8089/servicesNS/nobody/TA-mimecast-for-splunk/storage/collections/data/TA_mimecast_f...

The error I receive is object not found. The actual key value was copy and pasted from the output of this command:

curl -k -u admin:

0 Karma

Path Finder


The "failed" command in my above post should have worked. Although I tried it several times before posting here, today it worked.

In my failed example is a double URL coded string. That is exactly how it should look when trying to delete the key. When I re-ran the command to output the key again I notice the key value it output was NOT double encoded.

The single encoded string looked like this:

Which I then URL encoded to:

Hopefully if any of you run into this problem you can at least see the process I used and hopefully it will work for you the first time!

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