Change a password
This topic describes how to change a user password. To unlock a user password, see Unlock a user password.
Change a user password in Splunk Web
When resetting a password, use the following task.
1. In Splunk Web click Settings > Access Controls > Users.
2. In the Users page, select the user you want to change.
3. Type a new password for the user. Distribute this password to your user.
4. Click Save.
Change a user password in the command line
A Splunk admin user with privilege to write to disk on a Splunk instance can execute this command.
In the command line, type the following CLI command:
splunk edit user <username> -auth admin:<admin_password> -password <password>
Unlock a user password
Manage out of sync passwords in a Search Head Cluster
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 7.1.8, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.3.0, 7.3.1