Obtain application and server credentials

Welcome to your new Bitnami application! Here are a few questions (and answers!) you might need when first starting with your application.

What are the system requirements?

Before you download and install your application, check that your system meets these requirements.

How do I install the Ruby packaged by Bitnami?

Windows, Mac OS and Linux installer

  • Download the executable file for the Ruby packaged by Bitnami from the Bitnami website.

  • Run the downloaded file:

    • On Linux, give the installer executable permissions and run the installation file in the console.
    • On other platforms, double-click the installer and follow the instructions shown.

Check the FAQ instructions on how to download and install a Bitnami Stack on Windows, Mac OS, or Linux for more details.

The application will be installed to the following default directories:

Operating System Directory
Windows C:\Bitnami\APPNAME-VERSION
Mac OS /Applications/APPNAME-VERSION
Linux /opt/APPNAME-VERSION (running as root user)


  • Download the OS X VM file for the Ruby packaged by Bitnami from the Bitnami website.
  • Begin the installation process by double-clicking the image file and dragging the WordPress OS X VM icon to the Applications folder.
  • Launch the VM by double-clicking the icon in the Applications folder.

The application is installed in the /opt/bitnami directory of the OS X VM.

What credentials do I need?

You need application credentials, consisting of a password. This will allow you to log in to the services of the Bitnami stack.

What is the administrator password?

Windows, OS X and Linux installer

The password was configured by you when you first installed the application.


The application credentials are stored in a standalone file. To obtain the credentials at any time, follow these instructions:

  • Click the “Open Terminal” button in the “General” tab of the management tool.

  • Run the following command to see your application credentials:

      $ sudo cat /home/bitnami/bitnami_credentials

How do I access the application?

Access the application by launching your Web browser and entering the URL http://localhost or http://localhost:8080 (depending on which platform you’re using and whether you installed the stack as an administrator or regular user) into the browser address bar. Note that the port number may be different if you already have one or more services running on those ports.

How do I access the application administration panel?

Access the administration panel by browsing to http://localhost//.

Last modification August 18, 2022