How to find application credentials?
Finding application credentials in the AWS Cloud Console (EC2)
The default administrator username to log in to your application is different depending on the application you have deployed. It can be obtained browsing to the IP address of your AWS server to access the application, clicking the Bitnami banner at the bottom right corner of the application index page and viewing the resulting information screen.
You will see the access data of your application:
If the Bitnami banner is not visible, the same information can also be accessed by browsing to http://SERVER-IP-ADDRESS:PORT/bitnami.
You have two options for obtaining your application credentials:
- Checking the System Log on the AWS Cloud Console (EC2).
- Connecting to your application through SSH.
Option 1: Find password by checking the System Log on the AWS Cloud Console (EC2)
IMPORTANT: This password is only available in the system log for the first 24 hours after you first start the instance. We strongly recommend that you note it down immediately on the first boot and save it in a safe place, as you will be unable to access the instance console without it. We also recommend that you change it as soon as possible for security reasons.
The application password is randomly generated during the first boot. This password can be viewed as follows:
- Log in to the AWS Cloud Console.
Select the "Compute -> EC2" option.
In the left navigation bar, click the "Instances -> Instances" menu item.
- Select your instance in the dashboard.
From the "Actions" drop-down menu, select the "Get System Log" menu item.
Review the system log until you find the application password. You will also find the default username.
The following video shows you the process to obtain the application credentials on the AWS Cloud Console (EC2):
Option 2: Find password by connecting to your application through SSH
The application credentials are also stored in your application files. To obtain the password at any time, follow these instructions:
- Connect to the application through SSH.
Run the following command to see your application credentials:
$ cat ./bitnami_credentials
In case that you can not see the content of the above file, check the following:
$ sudo cat /opt/bitnami/var/data/bitnami_credentials/credentials
Finding application credentials in Amazon Lightsail
The application username depends on the application. You can find the application username by clicking the Bitnami badge at the bottom right corner of the application index page and viewing the resulting information screen.
In case the Bitnami badge is not present, you can also obtain the application username from the application page in our documentation.
If you started a server (for example, MongoDB or similar) that isn't a Web application server, you can use the default administrator user to log in to the database (for example, root). You can find more information for each specific server in our documentation.
The application password is randomly generated during the deployment process and stored in a file on the server. This password can be viewed as follows:
- Log in to the AWS Console. From the Amazon Web Services menu, select the Lightsail service and choose the server you wish to obtain credentials for.
On the server detail page, click the "Connect using SSH" button.
This will initiate a secure SSH connection to the server console in a new browser window. You should see something like this:
- At the server console, run the command cat bitnami_application_password. This will display the administrative password. Here's an example:
How to find database credentials?
If you started a server (for example, MongoDB or similar) that isn't a Web application server or your application includes a database server, you can use the default administrator user to log in to the database (for example, root). In the table below you will find the username for the most popular databases:
|MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB||root|
You can find more information for each specific server in our documentation.
The database password is the same as the administrator password you use to log in to your application.