What are splunk config files

 Splunk configuration files are files used by Splunk to control its behavior and settings. These files define how Splunk processes data, indexes data, and provides access to various features and functionalities. The configuration files are typically written in plain text and are located in the Splunk installation directory, specifically in the "etc" directory.

Here are some commonly used Splunk configuration files:

1. inputs.conf: This file is used to configure the inputs that Splunk monitors and indexes. It defines data sources such as log files, network ports, or scripted inputs.

2. props.conf: The props.conf file specifies how Splunk should parse and categorize incoming data. It defines settings such as sourcetype, timestamp extraction, field extractions, and event line breaking.

3. transforms.conf: This file allows you to define custom transformations and manipulations on the data during the indexing process. It is used to create field extractions, rename fields, or perform other data transformations.

4. outputs.conf: The outputs.conf file specifies the destinations where Splunk sends its processed data. It defines settings for forwarding data to other Splunk instances, third-party systems, or storage solutions.

5. indexes.conf: This file is used to configure and manage indexes in Splunk. It allows you to define properties such as index size limits, retention policies, access controls, and other index-specific settings.

6. server.conf: The server.conf file contains various server-level settings and configurations. It includes settings related to authentication, SSL, performance tuning, distributed deployment, and more.

7. authentication.conf: This file is used to configure authentication settings for user authentication and authorization. It defines authentication methods, user roles, and access controls.

8. web.conf: The web.conf file contains settings related to the Splunk Web interface, including user interface customizations, session timeout, and other web-related configurations.

These are just a few examples of the many configuration files available in Splunk. Each file plays a crucial role in configuring and customizing Splunk's behavior and functionality to suit your specific needs and requirements.

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