How to reset KOTS admin password

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Author: Jim Schaefer

Date: December 4, 2023

Audience: Agents and Admins

Environmental details: Self-hosted KOTS

Summary: How to reset the default KOTS admin password

Accidentally misplaced the KOTS admin password during installation and cannot log into KOTS admin console

Solution:

  1. Run the following command to reset the password to 'password':
    kubectl kots reset-password -n default

Cause:

The customer misplaces or copies/pastes passwords incorrectly during installation, preventing moving forward. If they lose this password, the provided command will generate a new one.

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