How to Launch Splunk in a Web Browser

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8-04-2021, 06:20
Splunk is business software that allows you to monitor and better understand the data associated with machines and applications used to run your business. The application allows you to index data generated from machines, and provides real-time search, analytics, and reporting. The software can also be used to organize data patterns, diagnose potential problems, and application management and security. This article will walk you through the process of launching Splunk in a web browser.


  1. Start Splunk. If it’s your first time using Splunk, you will have to start Splunk to accept the user license agreement.
    • On Windows, click “Start”, search for “cmd”, and press enter to open the command line. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Splunk\bin and type “splunk start” without the quotation marks.
    • On Mac OS X, open Finder and navigate to Applications → Utilities → double-click Terminal. Type “$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk start” without the quotation marks. Keep press any key to scroll through the license agreement until prompted to accept it.
  2. Go to your http://mysplunkhost:8000 in your web browser to access Splunk Web. Note: “mysplunkhost” in the URL should be replaced with the host you chose during installation. Upon installation you will also be provided with this URL.
  3. Log in using the username and password associated with your account. If it is your first time accessing the Splunk web interface, the default username is “admin” and the password is “changeme”.
    • If it is your first time logging in, you may be prompted to create a new password.


  • You can get answers to all your questions related to Splunk by visiting the Splunkbase Answers page.


  • The free version of Splunk only provides up to 500 MB of data daily. Larger organizations may be better suited to the paid enterprise license.
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