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Configuring Splunk SSL for forwarder/indexer communication

Engager

Hey Splunkers,

This maybe less of a question and more of a comment. The "Configure Splunk forwarding to use signed certificates" documentation states you should configure:

sslPassword = The password for the CAcert

Obviously your not going to put the CA's secret password on a forwarder. I assume the intention is to say you would put the forwarder's certificate password here as entered by the CA when creating the cert. I believe this is poor verbiage.

In a related note - should you set a challenge password for this cert?

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.2.5/Security/ConfigureSplunkforwardingtousesignedcert...

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Re: Configuring Splunk SSL for forwarder/indexer communication

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Every Splunk documentation page has a comment section at the bottom where you can give your feedback/questions/concerns about the page's content. That comment goes to the Splunk Documentation management team directly, so I would suggest you post your feedback there (as well).

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