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Is it possible to encrypt the admin password to install, update, and package the Splunk app?

shahk
Explorer

Hello Team,

I have made a shell script to install, update and package the Splunk app. In he shell script I have to pass Splunk web UI admin password in the command since it always asks for the credential while installing, updating, or packaging the app.

Is it possible to encrypt the admin password and get it read from other file ?

Regards,
Krimesh

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skoelpin
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I'm borrowing this answer from my buddy @jkat54

a. Create base 64 encrypted password.
eg
$ echo "kamal" |base64
a2FtYWwK
$

b. Save this encrypted password in a password file.

c. In your script, add the below code to fetch the password and then decrypt it.
source path_to_the_file
DB_PASSWORD=$(eval echo ${DB_PASSWORD} | base64 --decode)

Decrypted password is placed in variable DB_PASSWORD. 
d. Give both the files permissions 700.

jkat54
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Ive edited this like 4 times now 😜

See https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3318853/hide-encrypt-password-in-bash-file-to-stop-accidentally-...

In case the above doesn't work.

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