What’s New in Splunk 7.2: Installation Process Changes

By |Published On: January 31st, 2019|

With the introduction of Splunk 7.2, a minor change has been made in the installation process.  Recall that in Splunk versions 7.0 and previous, the default account of admin/changeme was used during the installation process. In Splunk 7.1, this changed to requiring that a password be set during installation (or user-seed.conf be employed instead). This has been further refined in Splunk 7.2, where a username now must be specified (in addition to setting a password) when Splunk is installed (user-seed.conf is still an option as well).

This screencast will walk you through the new installation process. If you’ve installed Splunk before, it won’t be too much of a surprise.

During the installation, you’ll now be prompted to enter both a username and password:

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Other than that, the installation process is essentially identical. Upon first login, the “first time signing in” message will tell you to use the username you originally created at startup.

As mentioned, this isn’t a huge change, just something to be aware of when deploying a new Splunk instance. And don’t forget that password! But if you do, we’re here to help.

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