Splunk Search

Why are users automatically getting logged out of Splunk the past few days and any running searches have to be re-run?

Communicator

Since last few days the users that are logged in Splunk get logged out automatically. If any search is kept running it automatically logs out and have to search again.

Someone faces similar issue with Splunk?
FYI: I am using Admin account.

1 Solution

Esteemed Legend

Use the "jobs" menu and send the search to the background which will detach it from the web session. It will give you the option to receive an email when the job completes.

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Esteemed Legend

Use the "jobs" menu and send the search to the background which will detach it from the web session. It will give you the option to receive an email when the job completes.

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Communicator

Thanks.. I will surely try that.. And how can I find out why user gets logged out and it shows error splunk daemon cannot reach splunk Web?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There is a timeout setting in server.conf you can modify:

[general]
sessionTimeout = 24h

That will give a 1 day login session. However if splunkd restarts, then you'll need to login again.

To troubleshoot splunkd errors, you need to look in splunkd.log and see what happened..

index=_internal sourcetype=splunkd