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What is the default password for the delete_admin user

Path Finder

What is the default password for delete_admin? Is it safe to reset it from the admin interface?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The role with deletion permission is not an user.
To use it, Usually an admin temporary makes a role inherit from this can_delete role.
go to manager > account management > roles
(Then removes the inheritance to avoid disastrous mistakes.)

By default nobody inherit from it. And if you delete it, you will have to recreate it using the correct capabilities.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The role with deletion permission is not an user.
To use it, Usually an admin temporary makes a role inherit from this can_delete role.
go to manager > account management > roles
(Then removes the inheritance to avoid disastrous mistakes.)

By default nobody inherit from it. And if you delete it, you will have to recreate it using the correct capabilities.

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Path Finder

OK, thank you!

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Legend

The user delete_admin was not created during installation. Only the user admin is created during installation. Therefore, delete_admin does not have a default password. You can reset it using the Manager GUI.

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Path Finder

Thanks yannK. I see the role (can_delete) but I also have a user, 'delete_admin', that has the role 'can_delete'. It sounds like it may be something that was created during install? If that is the case, my guess would be it has a default password of some sort, which would be a good idea to reset. Any ideas?

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