Defect #12300

default admin password is incorrect

Added by Jarrett Chisholm about 9 years ago. Updated about 9 years ago.

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Priority:NormalDue date:
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Resolution:Invalid Affected version:2.0.3


In the Redmine Installation wiki (for 1.4+) available at, the default admin password is not correct.

After installation, attempting to log into redmine with user 'admin' and password 'admin' results in failure.

Run the follow query on the database (mysql specific - you may need to alter for another dbms):
update users set hashed_password ='fa2d1dc9a9d2982c3ef8cc3b5d985d1c54c9a064' where login='admin';

The hashed password fa2d1dc9a9d2982c3ef8cc3b5d985d1c54c9a064 is 'turnkey' in plain text.

I found this workaround here -


#1 Updated by Jarrett Chisholm about 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Just me being dumb - there are actually 2 redmine installs on my machine (one was from a long time ago).

#2 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA about 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed
  • Resolution set to Invalid

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