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How to log in to Splunk free for the first time?

Explorer

I've downloaded the free version of Splunk locally and I can not seem to log in. I'm able to start it up, go to the default port, and access the login page, but I can't seem to get in from there. I've searched through several similar posts here, but nothing is working. Hoping someone may have other things I can try?

Here's a list of things I've already tried:

  • Moving passwd to passwd.bak
  • Used the custom username and password I created during setup
  • admin/changeme as username and password
  • Restarting splunk
  • Deleting splunk and reinstalling

Any tips would be much appreciated!

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

could you pls try editing $SPLUNK_HOME//etc/system/local/user-seed.conf file

[user_info]
USERNAME = admin
PASSWORD = changeme

and then restart splunk and try login in.
If this file doesn't exist then crate with the name user-seed.conf

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

could you pls try editing $SPLUNK_HOME//etc/system/local/user-seed.conf file

[user_info]
USERNAME = admin
PASSWORD = changeme

and then restart splunk and try login in.
If this file doesn't exist then crate with the name user-seed.conf

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Explorer

This worked! Thanks so much!

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Just adding a note to say that this question is about the Splunk Enterprise trial, not Splunk Free. The free product does not have user names and passwords.

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Ultra Champion

To that end, I removed the misleading tag from the question.

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Explorer

Interesting, I'm almost positive I downloaded Splunk Free..

Thanks for the feedback though. I'll pay closer attention next time.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

When you first download, you get a Splunk Enterprise trial license. When the trial period expires, it switches to the Splunk Free license. See About Splunk Free for more information.

Explorer

Awesome info, thanks!

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