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Which SSL certificates are supported

thscheidegger
Explorer

I'm trying to set up our infrastructure to use SSL encrypted connections. For this purpose I want to use existing system certificates, which are all PKCS#12 certificates.
Can I use PKCS#12 certficiates directly in splunk?

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dwaddle
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

As I'm sure you're already aware, PKCS12 (aka PFX) is just a certificate container format. Splunk cannot use PKCS12 files directly, but they can easily be opened and split up into their distinct contained certificates/keys. Splunk includes the OpenSSL binaries, which have a pkcs12 command to assist with doing this.

Use splunk cmd openssl pkcs12 --help to get more information on how this works. Note this isn't a part of official Splunk - it's just an OpenSSL helper binary. Every OpenSSL installation in the world should also have this command, and there is copious information on the intarwebs about how to use it.

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MuS
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi thscheidegger

just was able to load PKCS12 certs into Splunk using this excellent wiki article.

cheers

dwaddle
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

As I'm sure you're already aware, PKCS12 (aka PFX) is just a certificate container format. Splunk cannot use PKCS12 files directly, but they can easily be opened and split up into their distinct contained certificates/keys. Splunk includes the OpenSSL binaries, which have a pkcs12 command to assist with doing this.

Use splunk cmd openssl pkcs12 --help to get more information on how this works. Note this isn't a part of official Splunk - it's just an OpenSSL helper binary. Every OpenSSL installation in the world should also have this command, and there is copious information on the intarwebs about how to use it.

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