Security

Add text to login page (web.conf), restart needed?

mkelderm
Path Finder

I know you can add custom HTML in the web.conf (login_content) but IMHO, SplunkWeb needs a restart. Can you add a custom message without restart?

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cmeinco
Path Finder

post login, you can use messages to be displayed to users. I do this to inform users of outages, planned changes, etc.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0.4/RESTAPI/RESTsystem#messages

Use something like:

curl -k -u adminuserid https://splunk.com:8089/services/messages \
-d name=message \
-d value="[$(date)] Notice Servers being rebooted at 3PM. Contact cmeinco with any questions or concerns."

Note: curl will prompt for the user password, instead of running with your pwd on the command line

Then after the change, i clear the message from the search head, since only admins can do this.

Good luck.

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cmeinco
Path Finder

post login, you can use messages to be displayed to users. I do this to inform users of outages, planned changes, etc.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0.4/RESTAPI/RESTsystem#messages

Use something like:

curl -k -u adminuserid https://splunk.com:8089/services/messages \
-d name=message \
-d value="[$(date)] Notice Servers being rebooted at 3PM. Contact cmeinco with any questions or concerns."

Note: curl will prompt for the user password, instead of running with your pwd on the command line

Then after the change, i clear the message from the search head, since only admins can do this.

Good luck.

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ChrisG
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You will have to restart, see the first paragraph in Customize the login screen in the documentation.

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somesoni2
Revered Legend

Any changes to .conf file directly would require a restart.

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