Installation

Is there any way to recover credentials for a previous Splunk installation, and what would happen if I install the latest version over the old one?

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Good morning all,

I have an issue/question that I hope someone here can possibly help me with.

Here is my situation: while trying to get the latest version of Splunk up and running, I discovered there is already an older version (501) running on another Windows server that I have responsibility for. That older version must have been installed by the previous admin as I have no information (usernames or passwords) for this installation, so I have no idea what it’s doing. I did manage to connect to it via the default url (xxx.xxx.xxx:8089), but that’s as far as I can get without any userid or passwords.

So here’s my question(s):
a) is there any way to “recover” those credentials?
b) If I were to just install the latest version over this current installation, what would happen? Would that original configuration remain intact?… would I still need those original credentials to save it or would everything just get blown away for the new install?

Thanks in advance and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Don

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To reset the admin password -
- Take a backup of $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/passwd file as passwd.bak and Restart splunk.
- After the restart you should be able to login using the default login (admin/changeme).

If there any accounts already created then you can copy those entries from passwd.bak file into the new passwd file and restart splunk.

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@vinitatsky... thanks, I'll give that a try and post the results. Thanks!

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No prb. Let me know if it works

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