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How to generate an API key/auth token to use for testing dashboard creation with terraform?

MuhammadMurad
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We are trying to generate an  API keys in order for Terraform to create dashboards. Anyone had idea on getting/have example on the API's keys?

Thank you.  

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yuanliu
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That document is about creation of auth token.  Once created, you can follow Use authentication tokens to embed the token in Terraform or any other program.  In the example you give, instead of "-u {username:password}", use

-H "Authorization: <type> <token>"

 (I haven't used <type> in my queries, so read the document:-)

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MuhammadMurad
Explorer

Sorry if i was not clear. we are looking into automating the creation and updating of our  Splunk dashboards that requires API keys in order for Terraform to create dashboards. Was links that been shared was the correct one to follow? Below are some API keys we able to create, however not sure whether its good or not. Need your expert advise on this. Thanks in advance. 

curl -X POST -k -u {username:password} -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
"https://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/http" \
--data-raw '{"name":"{hec-token-name}","index":"{index_name}","indexes":"{list_of_indexes}"}'

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yuanliu
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

That document is about creation of auth token.  Once created, you can follow Use authentication tokens to embed the token in Terraform or any other program.  In the example you give, instead of "-u {username:password}", use

-H "Authorization: <type> <token>"

 (I haven't used <type> in my queries, so read the document:-)

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MuhammadMurad
Explorer

Thank you. Yes the documents really helpful and we are exploring and testing it now. did not resolve it yet but we are in the right direction. Thanks. 

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yuanliu
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Not sue what the question is.  Do you mean how to generate an API key like this one: Create authentication tokens?

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