Security
Highlighted

How do I properly configure proxy for Splunk?

Communicator

I'm running Splunk 6.5.2 on a Windows Server 2012 R2, and I just cannot get the proxy working.
I've tried setting it in splunk-launch.conf, and/or as an environmental variable for both httpproxy and httpSproxy , but none of them helped, I'm getting Winsock 10061 errors all the time. I've tried both formats: : and http(s)://:.
Besides that, I want to use a couple apps (downloaded from Splunkbase), some of them has their own configuration where I can specify the proxy settings, and I'm getting '407 Proxy Authentication Required' errors.
However, our proxy does not need authentication. I've tried running web requests with the same python modules used in the apps (urllib2, requests), and worked from me.

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: How do I properly configure proxy for Splunk?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Another answers post suggested configuring rhe http_proxy like:

http_proxy=a_user:a_password@proxy.local:80

Did you try with your credentials? Sounds like your proxy requires auth.

https://answers.splunk.com/answers/59873/how-to-get-splunk-to-work-behind-a-proxy.html

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: How do I properly configure proxy for Splunk?

Communicator

Update:

So, this 407 issue has been sorted, not with authentication, but now Splunk is able to open connections towards the public web, but not in all the cases. Some of my threat feeds in Enterprise Security work nicely, but some of them are still failing. I have no other idea where I could configure the proxy, or what is causing this inconsistent behavior.

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: How do I properly configure proxy for Splunk?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

For Splunk ES you can Download a threat intelligence feed from the Internet in Splunk Enterprise Security refer to the "Configure a proxy for retrieving threat intelligence" section.

Note in my setup I use the ES level setup for using a proxy and not the above mentioned version...

0 Karma