Splunk Enterprise

Splunk password issue

uagraw01
Builder

I am getting below error. Although I have changed my password & user name from user-seed.conf. But still it is showing below error.

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But when I am login to UI, below are the error I am getting. Please help me how to fix this error.

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

If no users exist that means that the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/passwd file is missing.  To create a new admin user, you can use user-seed.conf and it is very easy.   Just double check your steps here:
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Security/Secureyouradminaccount

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PickleRick
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust
# If the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/passwd file is present,
the settings in this file (user-seed.conf) are not used
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uagraw01
Builder

@PickleRick 
No passwd file is generating after restarting of the Splunk.

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isoutamo
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

As @PickleRick said you cannot have .../<SPLUNK_HOME>/etc/passwd file. If you have then you could use e.g.

Create admin credentials for automated installations with the 'hash-passwd' CLI command

to generate hashed password and add/change it into passwd file as already proposed.

r. Ismo

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PickleRick
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Did you restart your splunk instance?

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uagraw01
Builder

@PickleRick Yes I have restarted

 

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PickleRick
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

To be fully honest, if you already have a working installation, I would just edit etc/passwd manually and insert a hashed password there.

But if you don't have etc/passwd and it's not getting created from user-seed.conf - there must be something wrong. Check the splunkd.log for errors. Permission issues?

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uagraw01
Builder

@PickleRick & @isoutamo  It has been fixed. I was used to save the seed file as user-seed.conf. So when I restarted the Splunk it saved as user-seed.conf.conf. So I corrected and saved the file only as user-seed and gives the results as user-seed.conf and generated the passwd  file also.

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