Splunk SSL on ubuntu

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I have a server from which I serve my site. On this server I have a wild card ssl certificate installed allowing me to have and setup to use ssl without hassle. I also currently have splunk running on this server over http through port 8000. I have found splunk invaluable, and would now like to better secure access to splunk by using ssl.

What is the best way to run splunk using ssl on my server at the address I realise this is kind of a two part question, one half forwarding, one half ssl. Will the fact that I am relying on my wildcard certificate change the mannor by which I will have to use ssl on splunk?


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Hello spidergap,

SSL with a wildcard is no problem.

Use SSL (HTTPS) for secure access to Splunk Web

Sorry, but I don't have an answer for your virtual host question. I suppose you could enable mod_proxy on your server and proxy the requests to your splunk instance.


# Proxy Configurations
ProxyVia On

<Proxy *>
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

ProxyPass / http://localhost:8000/
ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:8000/
ProxyPassReverseCookiePath / /
RequestHeader set REMOTE_USER %{REMOTE_USER}s


If you are going to use the proxy, then you likely wouldn't enable SSL on splunk just on your Apache server. Make sure to firewall off port 8000 so you don't leave any non-SSL access available.


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