Security

SPLUNK SDK SSL Query

pravin4splunk
New Member

Hi there,
The documentation for SDK suggests it is built on SPLUNK REST API, which means it should be HTTPS by default. We have tried using WireShark to check if the messages sent by our c# dotnet application to SPLUNK Indexer were encrypted or not; but we found encryption is not happening. So my question is if we need to force SSL for all incoming connections to the Indexer via some configuration settings. Please assist. Thanks.

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Ayn
Legend

By default the splunkd port (8089) that's used for all REST calls will only accept SSL encrypted connections. SSL can be disabled, but that's generally not recommended and is not the default setting. Which port are you seeing this unencrypted traffic on?

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gkanapathy
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Sounds to me like they are forwarding i.e., sending messages to an indexer.

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