Modify the default administrator password

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

For security, it is recommended that you change the default administrator password as soon as possible. To do so, it is necessary to access the Django console. Follow the instructions below:

  • Go to http://localhost/admin to access the Django admin console. Log in as the administrative user. Enter the following credentials:

    Access Django console

  • Once you have logged in to Django, click “Change Password” in the upper-right corner.

    Change Django admin password

  • On the “password change” page, enter your old password and the new password you want to use. Click “Change my password” to save the changes.

    Change Django admin password

    TIP: If you have configured the SMTP settings, log in as an administrator and click the “Reset Password” link. An email will be sent to your account with the instructions to reset your password.

Last modification September 5, 2018