What are the ssl_cert and ssl_key used for in Telegraf’s InfluxDB Output Plugin? Is this for Client TLS Authentication by InfluxDB? (similar to Kafka: https://github.com/influxdata/telegraf/pull/541 )
## Optional SSL Config # ssl_ca = "/etc/telegraf/ca.pem" # ssl_cert = "/etc/telegraf/cert.pem" # ssl_key = "/etc/telegraf/key.pem" ## Use SSL but skip chain & host verification # insecure_skip_verify = false
There isn’t any reference to Client TLS Authentication in the influx documentation (https://docs.influxdata.com/influxdb/v1.3/administration/https_setup/ ) - but I can’t think of any reason, besides Client auth, to have a key on the client (telegraf) side of the communication.