Splunk® Enterprise

Securing Splunk Enterprise

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Configure ProxySSO

Before you configure Splunk Enterprise, configure your proxy server so that it acts as a proxy for Splunk Web, prompts user for credentials, and passes user identity and groups to Splunk Web through HTTP headers:

AuthType Basic
AuthBasicProvider ldap
ProxyPass / http://mysplunkhost:8000/
ProxyPassReverse / http://mysplunkhost:8000/
AuthLDAPURL "ldap://<ldap-server>:<ldap-port>/OU=IT Department,DC=com?sn,sAMAccountName?"
RequestHeader set Remote_User %{AUTHENTICATE_sn}e
RequestHeader set Remote_Groups %{AUTHENTICATE_sAMAccountName}e

Configure Splunk Enterprise

1. Configure web.conf

SSOMode = strict
trustedIP =
remoteUser = Remote_User
remoteGroups = Remote_Groups
remoteGroupsQuoted = true
allowSsoWithoutChangingServerConf = 1

2. Restart Splunk.

3. In authentication.conf configure the [authentication] stanza:

authType = ProxySSO
authSettings = my_proxy

4. Map groups to Splunk roles in the roleMap_proxySSO stanza.

admin = IT operational admin
splunk-system-role = IT sub-admin

5. Configure the [my_proxy] stanza for additional settings. If a group mapping is not found, the role configured in defaultRoleIfMissing is assigned:

defaultRoleIfMissing = user

6. Reload authentication to enable your changes.

About ProxySSO
Troubleshoot Proxy SSO

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.1612 (Splunk Cloud only), 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.5.7, 6.5.8, 6.5.9, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 6.6.5, 6.6.6, 6.6.7, 6.6.8, 6.6.9, 6.6.10, 6.6.11, 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.0.7, 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.0

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