Jenkins: Default Password & Username

The first time you start Jenkins, the configuration is created along with the initial default administrator account.

If for some reason you have skipped the user-creation step in the setup wizard, you can use the default admin username and password to access the Jenkins UI.

The Jenkins default password is stored in the $JENKINS_HOME/secrets/initialAdminPassword file (the exact location of the Jenkins default password is indicated in the Jenkins console log).

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Default Jenkins Password

The Jenkins default username is admin.

The Jenkins default password has to be written to the $JENKINS_HOME/secrets/initialAdminPassword file on the server, that is usually located at:

/var/lib/jenkins/secrets/initialAdminPassword
Default Username File with default Password
admin /var/lib/jenkins/secrets/initialAdminPassword