Security

Why can't I login for first time in Splunk?

julillo
Engager

Hello,
I´m using Free Splunk for first time, instructions are log in with user admin and password changeme but it doesn´t work, return invalid user/password

snainwal
New Member

same issues...please assist

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niketnilay
Legend

@snainwal if you are trying Splunk 7+, login ID/Password is set during the installation so it is no longer defaulted to admin/changeme, unless you have done so during the installation.

Either re-install and make sure you note down the ID/Pwd. Or else use one of the older answers https://answers.splunk.com/answers/834/how-to-reset-the-admin-password.html to reset password based on your Splunk version.

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suey12000
Engager

I had the same issue. I uninstalled and reinstalled choosing the custom install and set the password. Previously I had chosen default install and just clicked through and did not pay close attention. 🙂 I was able to log in with admin and the password I set. Hope this helps.

mayurr98
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

If you really can't find a way to log in, you might want to reset the admin password.
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).

let me know if this helps!

jason_orion
Engager

Tried this. Re-attempted with default login and got "No users exist. Please set up a user."

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DonSmith
New Member

I too am unable to login on the free enterprise version, even after stopping splunk, renaming passwd, and restarting. I get "No users exist. Please set up a user."

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