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How do I reset the Password if I do not remember the original one? (working on a MAC)

Engager

I am a Newbie and was having no trouble yesterday. Today, I booted up and it is as if either I forgot the password I entered or else the program is working with another entry.

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Re: How do I reset the Password if I do not remember the original one? (working on a MAC)

Legend

To reset the Splunk password, go to the directory and remove the passwd file. $SPLUNK_HOME represents the directory where you installed Splunk.

cd $SPLUNK_HOME/etc
mv passwd old.passwd                        # for mac or linux

Then restart Splunk. The Splunk user will be "admin" and the password will be "changeme".

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Re: How do I reset the Password if I do not remember the original one? (working on a MAC)

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Any other existing users in the old file old.passwd can be added back into the newly created passwd file after the restart.

cheers, MuS

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Re: How do I reset the Password if I do not remember the original one? (working on a MAC)

Engager

Based on the advice of Iguinn and MuS, I went into the Splunk Folder using MAC's "Finder". Going into Apps/Splunk/, I went folder by folder to find the passwd document (located in /Splunk/etc). Then, I set up a folder called OLD and moved the PASSWD document into it.

At first, it appeared that this did not solve the problem, and then I realized it was necessary to restart.

I simply used the admin and changeme entries and was able to proceed.

Thanks so much for taking the time to help a beginner. I speaks well of the Splunk User Community,
Judopp

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Re: How do I reset the Password if I do not remember the original one? (working on a MAC)

New Member

How do you restart splunk?

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Re: How do I reset the Password if I do not remember the original one? (working on a MAC)

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

On *nix:

  $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk restart

On windows:

  $SPLUNK_HOME\bin\splunk.exe restart

For both $SPLUNK_HOME is the path you installed Splunk.

cheers, MuS

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