Security

Cant authenticate with Splunk API ??

johandk
Path Finder

When trying to authenticate to the API I keep getting Login Failed messages.

I have changed the admin password as the docs suggest. Should I be logging in with admin?

Are there any server configs I should check?

Thanks

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johandk
Path Finder

The mime type should be application/x-www-form-urlencoded in the post request. My http lib wasn't doing this out of the box.

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johandk
Path Finder

The mime type should be application/x-www-form-urlencoded in the post request. My http lib wasn't doing this out of the box.

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rishiehari
Explorer

I have the same problem. So could you be more detailed in your explanation for this.

Thanks

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johandk
Path Finder

Seems like overkill to do http basic auth on every request. Anyway, I figured it out. My http client lib wasn't sending the username, password values correctly. All is well now

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Stephen_Sorkin
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

How are you trying to authenticate? The simplest way is to use HTTP basic auth and pass credentials with every call. Are you using the /services/auth/login call? Have you tried using your credentials to connect to the management port using a browser?

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