My profile is corrupted

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I am not able to log into the indexer with my auditor's account. When I log into with the admin account my profile is not visible. When I try to add my auditor's account as a new user it errors because the profile already exists. How can I remove the corrupted profile from the DB? Can you provide an SQL command? Thanks.

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Path Finder


You can also directly delete your profile directory of particular user under index server :
rm -r /opt/splunk/etc/users/username/


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Hi @cyberspecialist,

You can use the ./splunk remove user username command from the cli to delete a user.

This is will not delete the users artifacts. To do so you'll also have to get rid of the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/user/username folder.

Let me know if that helps.


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