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# Version 8.1.6 # # Specification for user-seed.conf. Allows configuration of Splunk's # initial username and password. Currently, only one user can be configured # with user-seed.conf. # # Specification for user-seed.conf. Allows configuration of Splunk's initial username and password. # Currently, only one user can be configured with user-seed.conf. # # To set the default username and password, place user-seed.conf in # $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local. You must restart Splunk to enable configurations. # If the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/passwd file is present, the settings in this file (user-seed.conf) are not used. # # Use HASHED_PASSWORD for a more secure installation. To hash a clear-text password, # use the 'splunk hash-passwd' command then copy the output to this file. # # If a clear text password is set (not recommended) and last character is '\', it should # be followed by a space for value to be read correctly. Password does not include extra # space at the end, it is required to ignore the special meaning of backslash in conf file. # # http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Aboutconfigurationfiles # To learn more about configuration files (including precedence) please see the documentation # located at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Aboutconfigurationfiles
* Default is Admin. USERNAME = <string> * Username you want to associate with a password. * Default is Admin. PASSWORD = <password> * Password you wish to set for that user. * Password must meet complexity requirements. HASHED_PASSWORD = <password hash> * Password hash you wish to set for that user.
# Version 8.1.6 # # This is an example user-seed.conf. Use this file to create an initial login. # # NOTE: When starting Splunk for first time, hash of password is stored in # $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/user-seed.conf and password file is seeded # with this hash. This file can also be used to set default username and # password, if $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/passwd is not present. If the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/passwd # file is present, the settings in this file (user-seed.conf) # are not used. # # To use this configuration, copy the configuration block into user-seed.conf # in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/. You must restart Splunk to enable configurations. # # To learn more about configuration files (including precedence) please see the documentation # located at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Aboutconfigurationfiles [user_info] USERNAME = admin HASHED_PASSWORD = $6$TOs.jXjSRTCsfPsw$2St.t9lH9fpXd9mCEmCizWbb67gMFfBIJU37QF8wsHKSGud1QNMCuUdWkD8IFSgCZr5.W6zkjmNACGhGafQZj1
Last modified on 07 September, 2021
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 8.1.6
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