Splunk Universal Forwarder No users exist. Please set up a user.
I was trying to add the universal forwarder the deployment server IP and got the error below.
C:\Program Files\SplunkUniversalForwarder\bin>splunk.exe set deploy-poll 10.0.0.4:8089 Splunk username: admin Password: changeme No users exist. Please set up a user.
To overcome it I followed the steps below.
Navigate to C:\Program Files\SplunkUniversalForwarder\etc\system\local
Edit(or create if not exist) user-seed.conf
[user_info] USERNAME = admin_user_name PASSWORD = <your password>
Restart splunk forwarder windows service. the file you just create would vanish, no worries. You can test your newly defined user/pass.