Splunk® Enterprise

Securing the Splunk Platform

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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>
Last modified on 13 March, 2019
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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, 7.1.9, 7.1.10, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 7.2.10, 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 7.3.4, 7.3.5, 7.3.6, 7.3.7, 7.3.8, 8.0.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.5, 8.0.6, 8.0.7, 8.1.0


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