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Splunk 7 Essentials - Third Edition by Betsy Page Sigman, Erickson Delgado, J-P Contreras

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Logging in for the first time

Launch the application for the first time in your default browser. You can also manually access the Splunk web page via the http://localhost:8000 URL if you have installed locally. If using a cloud instance, use http://ipaddress:8000 since you are connecting via a traditional internet connection as opposed to locally.

Splunk requires you to use a modern browser. It supports most versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, and newer versions of Internet Explorer. It may not support older versions of Internet Explorer.

Log in with the default username as admin and password as changeme, as indicated in the following screenshot:

The next step is to change the default administrator password, while keeping the default username. ...

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