Splunk® Light

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Start Splunk Light and log into Splunk Web

Before you use Splunk Light, you need to do the following.

Start Splunk Light

When you install Splunk Light using the graphical installers for Windows and Mac OSX, you can start Splunk Light from the Windows Start Menu or the Mac OSX Splunk Light application icon, respectively. When you install Splunk Light with the compressed installer files or Linux packages, you can start and stop Splunk Light by using the command line interface.

splunk start
splunk stop

Launch Splunk Web

Splunk Web is the graphical user interface for Splunk Light. You access Splunk Web using a web browser. After Splunk Light starts, it displays the location URL for accessing Splunk Web.

With a supported web browser, navigate to:

http://<host name or ip address>:8000

Use the host and port you chose during installation. If port 8000 was in use during the installation, another port might be used.

Log into Splunk Web

After you navigate to Splunk Web, you need to log in. The first time you log in after a new installation, use the username admin and the password that you created when you installed the software. After you log in as admin, you can create additional user accounts that each has its own username and password.

Unless you or your administrator configured it otherwise, your login credentials are not your Splunk.com username and password.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Light: 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2


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