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When setting up Indexer Discovery feature over SSL, what are the "password" and "sslPassword" options referring to?

jspvkey
Explorer

I was setting up the Indexer Discovery feature over SSL and according to the Splunk documentation, I am supposed to put the below info to Splunk Configuration files.

For Indexer

[SSL]
serverCert = path to server certificate
password = certificate password
rootCA = path to certificate authority list

Does anyone know what the "password" option referring to? Is this the passphrase that we used for creating the certificate??

For Forwarder

sslCertPath = path to  client certificate
sslPassword = CAcert password
sslRootCAPath = path to root certificate authority file

Regarding this, what is the option "sslPassword" referring to? Is it the passphrase used to create the CA certificate? I couldn't find any proper answers in Splunk documentation. Can someone please help me?

Thanks

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gcusello
Esteemed Legend

Hi jspvkey,
Yes it's certificate password.
You insert it in clear, at the first restart you'll find it encrypted.
Bye.
Giuseppe

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gcusello
Esteemed Legend

Hi jspvkey,
Yes it's certificate password.
You insert it in clear, at the first restart you'll find it encrypted.
Bye.
Giuseppe

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jspvkey
Explorer

Thanks for the confirmation.

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skoelpin
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Yes, the passphrase hash will be inserted in the password field

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