Modify a user's 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.

Follow the steps below to change the Elasticsearch password:

  • Execute the following command. You will be prompted to enter a new password for the user user.

    $ sudo installdir/apache2/bin/htpasswd -c installdir/elasticsearch/apache-conf/password user
  • Restart the Apache server:

    $ sudo installdir/ restart apache

Now, you can access Elasticsearch using the new password.

Last modification October 22, 2018