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Set up user authentication

Splunk ships with support for three types of authentication systems:

Splunk with an Enterprise license comes with Splunk's built-in authentication enabled by default. Splunk's authentication allows you to add users, assign them to roles, and give those roles custom permissions as needed for your organization.

Important: Splunk's built-in system always takes precedence over any external systems. This is the order in which Splunk authenticates a user:

1. Splunk built-in authentication

2. LDAP authentication (if enabled)

3. Scripted authentication (if enabled)

If your enterprise uses LDAP and you'd like to use the users and groups defined there instead of using Splunk's authentication system, look here for information. To use scripted authentication to connect with a system such as PAM or RADIUS, see this topic.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 4.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.5, 4.3.6, 4.3.7


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