How to change the password of the Atlas Dashboard admin user

In this Blog, we will see how to change the default Admin user password in Atlas

What is Atlas?


Atlas provides scalable governance for Enterprise Hadoop that is driven by metadata. Please refer the following link


Setup Environment

HDP Version: 2.6.1

Ambari Version: 2.5

Step 1: Generate the sha256 password string

# echo -n "Password" | sha256sum

Step 2:  Modify the file

# /etc/atlas//0/
admin=ADMIN::e7cf3ef4f17c3999a94f2c6f612e8a888e5b1026878e4e19398b23bd38ec221a <---- replace this string

Note: Replace sha256 string which was generated in step one.

Step 3: Navigate to Ambari and restart the Atlas service.

Step 4: Login with the new password.

28 thoughts on “How to change the password of the Atlas Dashboard admin user”

  1. Hello Rishi,
    Thank you for this post. I think this is only post talking about changing the Atlas pasword.
    I followed the above procedure, but the atlas UI is not able to login with the new password ? Do we need to update any other setting or something missing ? thanks for help. Vishal.

    1. Greetings,

      Could you please help us with the changes you made in the ?

      Also, did you restart after changing the password.


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