Change the Admin Console password

When initiating the installation of the CARTO platform for the first time, it is needed to secure the Admin Console by setting up a password. This password will serve as the primary means to manage your deployment.

The Admin Console password undergoes a stringent security process. Initially, it is salted and subjected to a one-way hashing algorithm using bcrypt. The resulting irreversible hash is then securely stored in a secret. It's important to note that the password cannot be retrieved if lost.

To modify your Admin Console password, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Admin Console using your current password.

  2. Navigate to the drop-down menu located in the top right corner of any page and select “Change Password”.

  3. In the “Change Admin Console Password” dialog, make the necessary modifications.

    • Ensure that the new password comprises at least 6 characters.

    • Verify that the new password differs from your current one.

    • Confirm that the entries in both the “New Password” and “Confirm New Password” fields match.

  4. Click on “Change Password” to proceed with the alteration.

  5. In case of any issues during the password change process, an error message will specify the exact problem encountered.

  6. Upon successful password modification, the current session will terminate, and you will be redirected to the Login page.

  7. Log in using your new password to access the Admin Console.

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