Modify the default administrator email address
During the deployment of Discourse, the administrator email used by default is firstname.lastname@example.org. As the administrator user, you most likely want to change it to your personal email address.
Changing the default administrator email requires an email verification from the current email@example.com email address, which is not possible from the Discourse settings panel. To do so, you need to perform some queries in the PostgreSQL database.
Follow the steps below in order to change the default administrator email in Discourse:
Log in to the server console. Learn how to connect to the server through SSH.
Enter the Rails console. Run the commands below:
$ cd /opt/bitnami/discourse $ RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rails c
A new prompt should appear, as shown below:
At the prompt, run the following commands to change the email address of the default user account to a new email address. Replace the EMAIL_ADDRESS placeholder in the commands below with your desired email address:
u = User.find_by_username("user") u.email = "YOUR_NEW_EMAIL_ADDRESS" u.email_tokens.create(email: u.email) u.activate u.save!
The default administrator email address will be changed. You can verify the changes in your application admin panel: