How to find application credentials?

IMPORTANT: Amazon Lightsail users must follow these instructions to find their application credentials.

The instructions below apply only to applications running on the AWS Cloud Console (EC2).

Watch the following video to learn how to obtain the credentials on the AWS Cloud Console (EC2):

Or follow these instructions:

Administrator username

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.

Server credentials

You will see the access data of your application:

Server credentials

If the Bitnami banner is not visible, the same information can also be accessed by browsing to http://SERVER-IP-ADDRESS:PORT/bitnami.

Database username

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:

Database Username
MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB root
PostgreSQL postgres

You can find more information for each specific server in our documentation.

Administrator password

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.

    Access your resources

  • In the left navigation bar, click the "Instances -> Instances" menu item.

    Select your instances

  • Select your instance in the dashboard.
  • From the "Actions" drop-down menu, select the "Get System Log" menu item.

    Server credentials

  • Review the system log until you find the application password. You will also find the default username.

    Server credentials