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Is it possible to dynamically reload a new/updated tags.conf file?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

We would love it if there was a REST endpoint or way to create and update tags similar to the way we refreshed fields in the old days with "... | extract reload=t".

I understand you can simply restart Splunk to refresh new configuration including tags.conf, but we are trying to find ways to reload dynamically without restarting.

I also understand we have endpoints to support the addition/deletion of tags individually.

 Knowledge: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/RESTAPI/RESTknowledge#search.2Ftags
 Configurations: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/RESTAPI/RESTconfig

This is going to require some scripting or coding, which isn't terrible, but if there's a more efficient way to do this it would be preferred. Since there's no 'update' endpoint which means we also have to account for existing tags of the same when adding/deleting. Hoping there's some undocumented endpoint or utility to perform a bulk dynamic refresh.

We like the way tags are displayed next to the field in Splunk Web so using a lookup is not ideal, but could logically accomplish the same thing.

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Legend

You can reload tags.conf without having to start Splunk by hitting the debug/refresh endpoint (specifically the admin/fvtags entity):

http(s)://yoursplunkhost:8000/debug/refresh?entity=admin/fvtags

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Legend

You can reload tags.conf without having to start Splunk by hitting the debug/refresh endpoint (specifically the admin/fvtags entity):

http(s)://yoursplunkhost:8000/debug/refresh?entity=admin/fvtags

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Legend

No, no REST endpoint that I know of. The authentication tokens might be different but the credentials are the same so hitting the debug/refresh endpoint programatically shouldn't prove too hard.

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New Member

Is there a way to do this refresh using the REST API? My experience with Splunk is that the REST API and the web UI use different authentication schemes, which don't work with each other. The authentication token obtained with the REST login method doesn't seem to work with this debug/refresh endpoint.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Thank you, Ayn! This is most excellent. 🙂

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