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Why is HTTP is working while HTTPS is not?

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I tried to enable SSL on my Splunk instances. A few of them were successful. Some of them(specifically none of the heavy forwarders ) are not working after I enabled SSL. HTTP on those servers are working fine, which means i have no problem with firewall. I am not sure what am I missing here. Help is much appreciated.


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To enable SSL for your web interfaces, you need to have the following in web.conf (http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/admin/Webconf)

enableSplunkWebSSL = true

You will need to restart for this to take effect.

You can also do this via the GUI, as described at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.2.0/Security/TurnonbasicencryptionwithSplunkWeb

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Hi sduff,

I did that. After I enabled, I cant access the web GUI using https and http should not be working after enabled SSL. I tried netstat on the server the port is listening but the connection is not established. Also, I am seeing this issue only on heavy forwarders though.

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