Web (http) Certificate for Splunk

I prefer to use a signed web certificate and not the self signed certificate.  I found a couple different topics on the process, but found that most of them referred to the distributive searching certificate.  Here are the step to generate the certificate and get it in to the right place for Splunk to use it.


## Generate the local key
openssl genrsa -out linux0001.key 4096

## Generate the csr
opensll req -new -key linux0001.key -out linux0001.csr

## Submit the .csr file to the CA

## Move the original certs for backup purposes
mv cert.pem cert.pem.bak
mv privkey.pem privkey.pem.bak

## Convert the binary cert to a standard cert
openssl x509 -in certnew.cer -inform DER -out cert.pem -outform PEM

## Copy the new files in the Splunk folder
cp linux0001.key /opt/splunk/share/splunk/certs/privkey.pem
cp cert.pem /opt/splunk/share/splunk/certs/cert.pem

## Restart Splunk
/opt/splunk/bin/splunk restart

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