Splunk Cloud Platform recently introduced a new feature which empowers administrators to make changes in their Splunk Cloud Platform environment that previously required support tickets. This feature, the Admin Config Service (ACS) API, will be a great addition to your toolkit as a Splunk Cloud Platform administrator.
In this tutorial, I’ll cover how to get started with the ACS API, and then provide some examples of how to use this to make a change to the IP whitelists in a Splunk Cloud Platform environment.
How to get started with the ACS API
Submit an Onboarding Request
In order to use the ACS API, you’ll need to request that this be enabled for your stack. At the time of this writing, the ACS API is not a feature enabled by default. I’ve used the following template for the tickets I’ve opened:
Subject: ACS API onboarding
Deployment: Splunk Cloud
I need help with: Authentication & Security – Splunk Cloud
Feature/Component/App: Admin Config Service
Please onboard the stack for using the ACS API.
Please use the following maintenance window for any required restarts: