How do I search for users logging into our Splunk server remotely?

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We had a user log in remotely either with ESXI, with a VM, with Remote Desktop or with the command prompt using SSH. Our Splunk server is on a domain and we are trying to determine who logged in and made the changes. I have searched the forum and cannot find a definite answer in the community. I'm fairly new to Splunk with writing queries and all so appreciate any help and/or advice anyone can give. Thanks,

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Assuming it's linux, run this command on the host:


you can also search


for "sshd"

Additionally, the Splunk App for Unix extracts data from /var/log/secure and other such system level logs so you can consume that data in Splunk.

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Hi @codymoore! Thanks for posting on Splunk Answers!

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