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How do I change the StreamSets admin password?

asked 2017-12-19 12:59:08 -0500

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updated 2017-12-20 09:55:16 -0500

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It is set to admin/admin but how do I change the password?

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answered 2017-12-20 09:54:01 -0500

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You need to change the password hash in $SDC_CONF/form-realm.propertiesas described in the docs at

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Thank you....So there is not a "drop down" as in the user admin main menu to change this?

hagedorn gravatar imagehagedorn ( 2017-12-20 11:59:56 -0500 )edit

There is not - there's an open issue for this you can watch / comment on / vote for:

metadaddy gravatar imagemetadaddy ( 2017-12-21 11:34:27 -0500 )edit

Here's a video walk-through:

Alex Woolford gravatar imageAlex Woolford ( 2018-05-01 16:48:16 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-07-17 02:25:13 -0500

updated 2018-07-17 02:29:14 -0500

So, When we install and start the streamsets data collector, the default password to login into that as an admin is-


Other than admin login, many other default user and passwords are already set. Example-




Follow the given steps to create a new user and password.

Step-1: Open the terminal and navigate to streamsets app etc folder.

         $ /home/streamsets-datacollector-

If you list out the files under this directory, you will get

Step-2: Open the file in editor of your choice.

           $ sudo nano

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Here you will find the configured user and roles along with the hashed password.

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Step-3: To generate a new username and password, here we will require to compute MD5 by using the following commands.


   $ echo -n “!pwd” | md5sum


   $ echo -n “!pwd” | md5

After computing md5, create your username as follow-

user name: MD5:md5-text, user, role

Example: sarfira: MD5:57a41eb8c65185acc6a0023b2d9446,user,admin

Here, username: sarfira

      Password: !pwd

Note: “password will be what you gave while computing md5”

Step-4: Restart your streamsets data collector, the changes will be affected.

NOTE: If you want to disable default usernames and passwords, just comment out rest.

# guest: MD5:084e0343a0486ff055df6c705c8bb4,user,guest


For detail info:

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