Resetting Hue user password

The first user that logs into Hue after its initial installation becomes the first superuser. Even if a user does not log into the Hue UI, the first security scan may log in creating the initial user and therefore resulting into unknown username and password. You can change the password for a user if you know the username or you can create a new admin user and then use it to log in to Hue and change the password for a user.

  1. Sign in to the Hue server as the root user and go to the Hue home directory.
  2. If you know the user ID of the currently logged in user, then reset the password by running the following command:
    build/env/bin/hue changepassword <USER-ID> --cm-managed
    Replace the USER-ID with the actual ID of the user.
  3. If you do not know the user ID of the user's whose password you want to change, then create a new Hue admin user by running the following command:
    build/env/bin/hue createsuperuser --cm-managed
    After creating a new admin user, log in to Hue and reset the password for a given user ID.