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'user' field within default install of Splunk 8.0.2 free

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I am going to assume this is a simple question but having a severe brain fart - I have installed Splunk free in the past and did not seem to have an issue with the 'user' field being extracted as an interesting field or being able to search using it. I was able to do a user=John.Doe but now on this install I have to do Account_Name=John.Doe. I have a ton of Dashboards and would like to see if someone has an explanation for why I cannot use 'user=' on this install. I am also faced with having to use mvindex to extract information and Account_Name has multiple fields in Security logs so I would like to continue to use the 'user' field to simplify this.

Greatly appreciated, long time reader, first time poster....

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richgalloway
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It sounds like an app on your previous installation mapped Account_Name[0] to user. Perhaps it was CIM.
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richgalloway
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It sounds like an app on your previous installation mapped Account_Name[0] to user. Perhaps it was CIM.
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