Splunk Enterprise

How to enable Web UI in Indexer


Hi Good Morning ,

Web UI in indexer is not starting though the following setting in place in ..../system/default/web.conf



# enable/disable the appserver
startwebserver = 1

# First party apps:
splunk_dashboard_app_name = splunk-dashboard-studio

# enable/disable splunk dashboard app feature
enable_splunk_dashboard_app_feature = true

# port number tag is missing or 0 the server will NOT start an http listener
# this is the port used for both SSL and non-SSL (we only have 1 port now).
httpport = 8000


Then added a ..../system/local/web.conf with the following to see if it enable but still the web UI is disabled:
enableSplunkWebSSL = true


Any help is greatly appreciated

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Use btool to see the effective settings (verify if they're not overwritten somewhere else).

Check with netstat or ss that splunkd listens on port 8000.

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@vksplunk1 did you checked the local firewalls or iptables?

 if telnet is connecting on port 8000 there isn't this problem and also do check for errors in internal logs.

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