Debug Login URL
When using external authentication, such as LDAP, Active Directory or SAML 2.0, even a small mistake in authentication configurations in either Cloudera Data Science Workbench or the Identity Provider could potentially block all users from logging in.
Data Science Workbench provides an optional fallback debug login URL for site
administrators to log in against the local database with their username/password created
during the sign up process before changing the external authentication method. The debug
login URL is
. If you do not remember the original password, you can reset it by going directly
http://cdsw.company.com/forgot-password. When configured to use external
authentication, the link to the forgot password page is disabled on the login page for
Disabling the Debug Login Route
Optionally, the debug login route can be disabled to prevent users from accessing Cloudera Data Science Workbench via local database when using external authentication. In case of external authentication failures, when the debug login route is disabled, root access to the master host is required to re-enable the debug login route.
Contact Cloudera Support for more information.