Applies to ReadyAPI 3.5, last modified on November 26, 2020

TestEngine creates the default admin account during the first start. You use it for initial TestEngine configuration: to install a license and create first users.

Get generated password

If you do not specify a password during the first run or when you reset the account, TestEngine generates a random password. To get the generated password, see TestEngine’s log:

Administrating TestEngine: Generating password

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Set password during creation

You can set a custom password for the admin account during the first run of TestEngine or when you reset the admin account. To do this, run the TestEngine executable file with the -p (--password) <arg> argument. For example:

Windows

testengine.exe --resetAdminAccount --password p@ssw0rd

Linux

testengine.sh --resetAdminAccount --password p@ssw0rd

To pass this argument to TestEngine running in a docker container, use the TESTENGINE_PASSWORD environment variable, for example, if you use the docker run command to run a container:

docker run -e TESTENGINE_PASSWORD=p@ssw0rd -p 8082:8080 -it smartbear/readyapi-testengine

Reset admin account

You may need to reset the admin account, for example, if you are the only administrator and forgot your password. If there are other administrators, ask them to change the password of the admin account without restarting TestEngine.

To reset the admin account, run the TestEngine executable with the -r (--resetAdminAccount) argument:

Windows

testengine.exe --resetAdminAccount

Linux

testengine.sh --resetAdminAccount

TestEngine creates the admin account and generates a random password for it. To specify a custom password, use the -password argument.

To pass this argument to TestEngine running in a docker container, set the TESTENGINE_RESET_ADMIN_ACCOUNT environment variable to true. For example, if you use the docker run command to run a container:

docker run -e TESTENGINE_RESET_ADMIN_ACCOUNT=true -p 8082:8080 -it smartbear/readyapi-testengine

See Also

Administrative Tasks
Change Your Password

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