To elaborate on woodcock's completely correct answer above:
The 10GB Developer license has a manual approval process, but we typically respond to requests within 2-3 business days. If you haven't heard back in longer than that, please reach out to us at email@example.com
The 50GB Dev/Test license has an automated approval process. If you are having trouble with this type of license, please reach out to your Splunk sales representative.
There are 2 kinds of dev licenses:
A 10GB for non-customers that goes through an approval process here:
A 50GB for customers that is instantaneously validated based on your domain/entitlement here:
If you did the former and have been waiting for longer than a week, just request it again.
So I am able to get the free edition of Splunk running just fine, but found that when I went to the IP address, it automatically logged me in
It seems as if there is no other way to avoid having a random person go to that IP and automatically logging in as root without having to setup a web proxy or applying other networking rules to that host. Either way I'd like to focus more on using Splunk rather than troubleshooting it.