Change the administrator password

Abstract

Guide to changing the default Sitecore administrator password to a strong password.

Applies to

All core roles

Sitecore Installation Framework

Administrator password parameter available (SitecoreAdminPassword). In 9.0.2 and earlier, SIF does not enforce changing the administrator password. In 9.1 and later, SIF will generate a random password if you do not change the default value.

Azure Toolkit

Administrator password is changed by default - enforced by ARM template.

Before you deploy your Sitecore installation, you must change the administrator password to a strong password. Changing the password prevents unauthorized users from using the default password to access the admin account.

Create a new administrator account

As an extra layer of protection, Sitecore recommends that you create a new administrator account, with a unique name, and delete the out-of-the-box administrator account.