Reset Webui Admin Password


#1

Good morning,

When I configured the webui I set a complicated password, which I still
have. However for some reason by installation will not let me in now.
I do not know what has happened yet, but suspect it is a configuration
thing I have done, but I would like to get into the website.

Please could someone tell me how to reset the admin password?

Thanks in advance, Russell


#2

Russell,

I believe you can edit the user in CouchDB. Go to URL similar to this for
your install.
http://localhost:5984/_utils/database.html?chef/_design/users/_view/all

I did this once before, and I think if you remove the password for the admin
user it will authenticate with the default Chef password. Someone please
correct me if I’m wrong.

–Charlie

On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 6:05 AM, Russell Seymour <
russell.seymour@turtlesystems.co.uk> wrote:

Good morning,

When I configured the webui I set a complicated password, which I still
have. However for some reason by installation will not let me in now. I do
not know what has happened yet, but suspect it is a configuration thing I
have done, but I would like to get into the website.

Please could someone tell me how to reset the admin password?

Thanks in advance, Russell


Charles Sullivan
charlie.sullivan@gmail.com


#3

Charlie,

Thanks very much for this.

After I sent this email I did some more searching and found a script
that you can run from the command line to set the password for any user.

Have a look at
http://blog.blankpad.net/2010/10/06/resetting-a-users-password-in-chef/

Thanks again, Russell

On 02/02/2011 13:57, Charles Sullivan wrote:

Russell,

I believe you can edit the user in CouchDB. Go to URL similar to this
for your install.
http://localhost:5984/_utils/database.html?chef/_design/users/_view/all

I did this once before, and I think if you remove the password for the
admin user it will authenticate with the default Chef password.
Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.

–Charlie

On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 6:05 AM, Russell Seymour
<russell.seymour@turtlesystems.co.uk
mailto:russell.seymour@turtlesystems.co.uk> wrote:

Good morning,

When I configured the webui I set a complicated password, which I
still have.  However for some reason by installation will not let
me in now.  I do not know what has happened yet, but suspect it is
a configuration thing I have done, but I would like to get into
the website.

Please could someone tell me how to reset the admin password?

Thanks in advance, Russell


Charles Sullivan
charlie.sullivan@gmail.com mailto:charlie.sullivan@gmail.com