Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Light - Cannot add data

New Member

Hi,

I have followed the installation and configuration guide to get Splunk Light working and now I am at the point of adding a data source.

I get the same generic messsage (see screenshot) when I try to add a forwarder or setup syslog via the Monitor button.

There a lot of posts around about roles but as this is Splunk Light you only have the admin role to work with.

Am I missing something obvious?

Thanks,

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

From your screen shot, it does not look as if you are using Splunk Light. At the upper left corner, you should see a Splunk Light logo in orange. Is it possible you have an Enterprise trial or free license active?

Splunk Light logo

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Based on the error message, this does seem to be a matter of your role not having the necessary permissions to add data to the instance. Sorry if this is a basic question, but are you sure you are using Splunk Light? The screen shot appears to be Splunk Enterprise.

New Member

Yes that does look like the full Package, I will deploy again and see what happens.

Thanks,

Barry.

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