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Securing Splunk Cloud Platform

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Password best practices for users

Use the following best practices to create strong passwords that protect your $PONYDOCSPRODUCT deployment.

Tips for creating strong passwords

  • Create unique passwords with a combination of words, numbers, symbols, and both lowercase and capitalized letters.
  • Consider groups of words that form a phrase or sentence, such as the opening sentence of your favorite novel or the opening line to a good joke. The ideal password could be an obscure, random phrase that is easy for you to remember, but impossible for an automated system to guess.
  • Make your password as long as your system lets you. It is increasingly easy to build password-cracking tools that can try hundreds of billions of possible password combinations per second. Each character you add to a password or passphrase increases resistance to brute-force methods.

Avoid the following insecure practices

  • Do not choose passwords based on personal information, such as your birth date, your Social Security or phone number, or the names of family members.
  • Do not use a word from the dictionary. Password-cracking tools that are freely available online often come with dictionary lists that will try thousands of common names and passwords. Try using multiple words, adding a numeral to the words, or adding punctuation at the beginning or end of the word, or both.
  • Never use the same password for different websites.
  • Never use the password you've picked for your email account at any online website.
  • Do not store your list of passwords on your computer in plain text, or even on a piece of paper.
Last modified on 10 August, 2021
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud Platform: 8.2.2111, 8.2.2104, 8.2.2105, 8.2.2106, 8.2.2107 (latest FedRAMP release), 8.2.2109, 8.1.2103


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