[ejabberd] How to log into admin page

Yves S. Garret yoursurrogategod at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 19:16:59 MSK 2014

Hi, thanks for writing back.  Sorry for not responding earlier.

Here is my dilemma with more details.

I followed this tutorial on installng ejabberd (I'm running ArchLinux, not
Ubuntu, so some paths are different):

After running this command (and checking that I have ejabberd running as a
ejabberdctl register ejabberd localhost 12345678

Afterwards, I went to localhost:5280/admin, expecting some sort of login,
but found none of that.  Is there some other process that I need to run as

On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 4:49 AM, Konstantin Khomoutov <
flatworm at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> On Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:08:00 -0500
> "Yves S. Garret" <yoursurrogategod at gmail.com> wrote:
> > How can I log into my admin ejabberd page?  Which file contains the
> > password (or at least somewhere that I can change this)?
> You log in into the ejabberd web interface using a regular user known
> to ejabberd, using its bare JID and the matching password; for this to
> succeed, that user must be listed in the "admin" access control list.
> Say, if you have a user yves at domain.local, and it's added to the access
> control list named "admin" in the ejabberd configuration file (or
> through the web admin form or by using some other means), you navigate
> to the web admin URL and when the authentication dialog pops up, you
> enter here "yves at domain.local" in the "login" entry field and the
> matching password in the password entry.
> Note that there inherently exists a "chicken-and-egg" problem: to add
> more admins via the web interface you have to already have at least one
> of them.  So it's customary to first add at least one admin directly
> into the ejabberd's configuration file to "bootstrap" the whole thing.
> This admin is then able to log into the web interface and add other
> admins there, if needed.
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