How can I change the default password of geoserver admin from geoserver to something else?

I have tried two different things, but none worked. First thing I tried following the online documentation is to go to the data_dir at:


and I could only find

  <user enabled="true" name="admin" password="digest1:XXXX...">

in usergroup/default/users.xml. But I can't edit a digest.

The second thing I tried is to change the password from the web admin interface in the "Passwords" menu on the left panel. Although I can change the password, but it seems to be changing something called the master password. The password for admin remains the same.

I am using geoserver2.5 from osgeolive8.

  • Are you running it off the CD? – BradHards Nov 19 '14 at 3:40
  • @BradHards I was running the live VM. – tinlyx Nov 19 '14 at 14:19

You can change the password via the web interface by going to the Users,Groups, and Roles link:

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Once there, go to the Users/Groups tab and select the user which you want to edit

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You can then change the passwords or any other details you need to change.

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