Security

How do I safely store passwords in my splunk app?

dnguyen_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

App Inspect returns a manual check that declares "Check that no plain text authorization credentials are stored in the app"

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nit123
Path Finder

It is recommended to store passwords in your splunk app as encrypted. Saving plain text password in properties.conf is a very bad idea and may be exploited by the bad guy.

Splunk provides a REST endpoint for securely storing credentials. More information is here: http://blogs.splunk.com/2011/03/15/storing-encrypted-credentials/

Follow the steps and secure your app in the Splunk way. It could also get decrypted password from Splunk using getEntities and appropriate calls. Once you save the credentials from the setup page of your app, you will find an encrypted password in passwords.conf property file .

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thellmann
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

We have added official documentation on this topic to dev.splunk.com: https://dev.splunk.com/enterprise/docs/devtools/python/sdk-python/howtousesplunkpython/howtoworkwith...

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starcher
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Here is additional more up to date information on the encrypted storage with code samples.
http://www.georgestarcher.com/splunk-stored-encrypted-credentials/

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nit123
Path Finder

It is recommended to store passwords in your splunk app as encrypted. Saving plain text password in properties.conf is a very bad idea and may be exploited by the bad guy.

Splunk provides a REST endpoint for securely storing credentials. More information is here: http://blogs.splunk.com/2011/03/15/storing-encrypted-credentials/

Follow the steps and secure your app in the Splunk way. It could also get decrypted password from Splunk using getEntities and appropriate calls. Once you save the credentials from the setup page of your app, you will find an encrypted password in passwords.conf property file .

If above answer solves your problem or helps you take decisions better, feel free to award points on the button below.

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