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:

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

2 Replies to “Jenkins: Default Password & Username”

  1. Very helpful! Thank yooou1 <3

    1. Thank you this.

      However I have reinstalled Jenkins a number of times in my Mac, and every time the wizard skips the user creation step.

      I have followed the steps above, but I keep getting a message stating that I am using incorrect user details when I use ‘admin’ as the user name, and the password located above.

      Can anyone suggest a solution ?

      Thank you,


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