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How to create a Splunk user using configuration files?

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Using authorize.conf, we can create roles. Using authentication.conf, we can map roles to LDAP groups. But how can we add users with Splunk authentication using configuration files?

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Splunk Employee

Would be command line useful as well?

Configure users with the CLI
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.2/Security/ConfigureuserswiththeCLI

Revered Legend

Splunk CLI is the way to go. You can create a user in configuration file. You may be able to copy users from other Splunk instance of yours by copying user and corresponding encrypted password from $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/passwd file. Sample user entry could be like this

:username:<hashed-password>::DisplayName:role(s):your@email.here
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