A file, also referred to as a .conf file, that contains Splunk Enterprise and app configuration information. Configuration files are stored in the following locations:
- Default files: $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default
- Local files: $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local
- App files: $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/
Splunk Enterprise and Splunk apps write configuration settings into configuration files. You can configure settings by editing stanzas within copies of the default configuration files in a local directory.
For more information
In the Splunk Enterprise Admin Manual: