Log in for the first time and change default credentials


This page explains how to log into the Enterprise Console for the first time after an initial installation. After logging in for the first time, you need to complete a few additional tasks:

  • Change the root password.
  • Secure your Enterprise API credentials.


Logging into the Enterprise Console is one post-installation step in a series of several steps that should be followed in a specific order. First, complete one of the installation scenarios and then read the following post-installation pages:

Confirm you can log in to SaltStack Enterprise

After installing SaltStack Enterprise and completing the previous post-installation step, confirm you can log in to the Enterprise Console using your web browser. Chrome or Firefox is recommended. For more information about supported browsers, see Which browser does the Enterprise Console need?

The default installation uses https:// and generates a self-signed certificate.

The default credentials are as follows, replacing the url value with the DNS name or IP address of the Enterprise API (RaaS) node:

  • URL: https://example.com
  • Username: root
  • Password: salt

Change root password

While still logged in to the Enterprise Console, consider changing your root password so that it is no longer the default. This step is important for securing your SaltStack Enterprise installation. To change the password:

  1. From the top left navigation bar, click the Menu menu-icon, then select Administration to access the Administration workspace. Click the Local Users tab.
  2. Click root in the side menu to select it.
  3. In the Password field, type a new password. Enter the password again to confirm it.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Confirm the password has been changed by logging out and back in again.

Once you’ve changed the root password, proceed to the next section.

Secure your Enterprise API credentials

The installer sets up default credentials for the Enterprise API. Changing and securing these credentials is an important step. SaltStack Enterprise provides various options for securing your Enterprise API credentials. For more information about each option and specific directions, see Securing credentials in your SaltStack Enterprise configuration.

Next steps

After logging into the Enterprise Console for the first time, you must complete additional post-installation steps. The next step is to accept the Salt Master key and back up critical data. To continue the post-installation process, see Accept the Salt Master key and back up data.