Splunk® ODBC Driver

Install and Use Splunk ODBC Driver

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Enter or change configuration information

To enter or change configuration information, do the following:

  1. From the Start screen (or on the Start menu), type odbc.

  2. Click either Data Sources (ODBC), 32-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator, or 64-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator.

  3. In the ODBC Data Source Administrator window, click the System DSN tab.

  4. Click Splunk ODBC in the list of system data sources.

  5. Click Configure. The Splunk ODBC Connection Options window appears.

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  6. In this window, you can change any of the options described in "Install the Splunk ODBC Driver", plus the following additional option:
    • Verify Server SSL Certificate: This checkbox instructs the Splunk ODBC Driver to ensure the integrity of the Splunk Enterprise server's SSL certificate. Select this checkbox if your server is across a firewall from the computer on which you're running the Splunk ODBC Driver. Follow the instructions in "SSL Certificate Configuration".

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Proxy Server Configuration

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® ODBC Driver: 1.0, 1.0.1, 2.0


Thanks, Burch. The link in Step 6, under the screen shot, actually already links to the page you referenced. I figured it'd be easier and safer to link to the other settings than duplicating the content and potentially getting it out of sync.

Mtevenan splunk
January 5, 2015

I've noticed some users are unclear what the values are for the Server URL. Perhaps this documentation can be updated to reference http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/ODBC/latest/UseODBC/Installation OR to have the same text:<br /><br />Server URL: Enter the URL of the Splunk Enterprise server. This field has the address of a local Splunk server. If the Splunk instance to which you're connecting isn't running locally, enter the Splunk server's address. Include the right scheme (the default scheme is HTTPS), as well as the port number. The default port number is 8089. Do not enter the Splunk Web port (port 8000). If your Splunk setup has a load balancer, enter the address of the load balancer instead. For more information, see "Load Balancer Configuration".

December 11, 2014

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