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Re: [Dhis2-devs] Changing admin password to default


Hi Gerald,

You can create a password hash with Python and the Bcrypt library. Run this
single command in your terminal to get a hash for *passwordGoesHere*:

$ python -c 'import bcrypt; hash = bcrypt.hashpw("*passwordGoesHere*",
bcrypt.gensalt(rounds=10, prefix=b"2a")); print(hash);'

You can insert the resulting hash directly into the database for the admin

Note: If you do not have the Bcrypt library in your Python installation,
you should add it with pip. The following will install all prerequisites on
a CentOS 6 system:

$ yum install gcc libffi-devel python-devel python-pip
$ pip install --user bcrypt

Before attempting to change the admin user password in the database, visit
the front page of a new installation to have DHIS2 generate data in the
database for the admin user (you can do something as simple as $ curl -sL
http://localhost:8080/). Then, you can enter the following query into the
Postgres CLI with the DHIS2 database in use:

UPDATE USERS SET password = '001122hashgoeshere221100' WHERE username =

Restart the application server (Tomcat) and then you should be able to log
in with your new password *passwordGoesHere* or what you changed it to.


On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 11:02 AM, gerald thomas <gerald17006@xxxxxxxxx>

> Dear all,
> I am setting up a training server for staff and i am using dhis2 live
> to achieve the task but i am using one of our database rather than the
> default database. I had already used the following query to change the
> admin password:
> UPDATE users set password = '48e8f1207baef1ef7fe478a57d19f2e5'
> where username = 'admin';
> What am i doing which is wrong and why i can't login with username:
> admin password: district
> --
> Regards,
> Gerald
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