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I've lost my splunk admin password, can it be recovered?

jrodman
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

My dog ate my splunk admin password. Can I recover it?

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Lionel
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

To reset the admin password you will need to have access to the file system: - move the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/passwd file to passwd.bak - restart splunk. After the restart you should be able to login using the default login (admin/changeme).

If you created other user accounts, copy those entries from the backup file into the new passwd file and restart splunk.

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Lionel
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

To reset the admin password you will need to have access to the file system: - move the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/passwd file to passwd.bak - restart splunk. After the restart you should be able to login using the default login (admin/changeme).

If you created other user accounts, copy those entries from the backup file into the new passwd file and restart splunk.

It is already answered here:

jrodman
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

oops! Perhaps mine should be deleted then.

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