Splunk® ODBC Driver

Install and Use Splunk ODBC Driver

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SSL Certificate Configuration

If the computer on which you're running the Splunk ODBC Driver is across a firewall from the Splunk Enterprise server, Splunk recommends that you instruct the driver to verify a signed SSL certificate upon connection with the server. To do this, install a valid SSL certificate for the management port on your Splunk Enterprise server, and enable the Verify Server SSL Certificate option in the driver.

Be aware that if you instruct the driver to verify a signed certificate, you must configure an SSL certificate on the Splunk Enterprise server. (The default self-signed certificate is not sufficient.) Not configuring an SSL certificate on the Splunk Enterprise server causes the connection to fail.

Note: Splunk ODBC Driver does not currently support Transport Layer Security (TLS).

To set up this functionality:

  1. On the Splunk Enterprise server, configure one or more certificates.
  2. Point splunkd to your certificate files by editing server.conf. Here's an example of an edited sslConfig stanza:
    enableSplunkdSSL = true
    sslKeysfile = server.pem
    sslKeysfilePassword = password
    caCertFile = cacert.pem
    caPath = $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/auth
  3. On the computer on which you've installed the Splunk ODBC Driver, follow the instructions in "Configuration" to open the Splunk ODBC Connection Options window.
  4. Check the box next to Verify Server SSL Certificate.

Note: Do not set requireClientCert to true in server.conf. The Splunk ODBC Driver does not use an SSL client certificate, so this setting causes the connection to fail.

Last modified on 22 April, 2016
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® ODBC Driver: 1.0, 1.0.1, 2.0

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