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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default Default Username and Password in Admin Console

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am a new comer to BI Server and Platform. I only have experience with the Pentaho ETL tool.

    I just downloaded the version 2.0 of the BI Server and Platform. I am running this on Windows XP.

    1. I configured the console.xml file in the directory on my machine, namely: D:\biserver-ce\administration-console\resource\config.

    2. Afterwards, I executed the start-pentaho.bat file and then

    3. I executed the startup.bat file for the Administration Console.

    4. I proceeded to my Mozilla Firefox browser and entered: http://localhost:8099/ which resulted in a logon dialog box being presented.

    This all sounds rather positive, but I am not aware of any user name and password that I should enter in order to gain entry. Is there a standard admin account? If so, what is the user name and password to get started?

    Apparently the hsqldb was started when I executed the start-pentaho.bat file as demonstrated by the output below. Can someone please give me insight on how to proceed or what I have fundamentally not done?

    Best regards,


    java -cp .\lib\hsqldb-1.8.0.jar org.hsqldb.Server -database.0 hsqldb\sampledata -dbname.0 sampledata -database.1 hsqldb\hiber
    nate -dbname.1 hibernate -database.2 hsqldb\quartz -dbname.2 quartz
    [Server@56a499]: [Thread[main,5,main]]: checkRunning(false) entered
    [Server@56a499]: [Thread[main,5,main]]: checkRunning(false) exited
    [Server@56a499]: Startup sequence initiated from main() method
    [Server@56a499]: Loaded properties from [D:\biserver-ce\data\]
    [Server@56a499]: Initiating startup sequence...
    [Server@56a499]: Server socket opened successfully in 15 ms.
    [Server@56a499]: Database [index=0, id=0, db=file:hsqldb\sampledata, alias=sampledata] opened sucessfully in 672 ms.
    [Server@56a499]: Database [index=1, id=1, db=file:hsqldb\hibernate, alias=hibernate] opened sucessfully in 1250 ms.
    [Server@56a499]: Database [index=2, id=2, db=file:hsqldb\quartz, alias=quartz] opened sucessfully in 16 ms.
    [Server@56a499]: Startup sequence completed in 1953 ms.
    [Server@56a499]: 2008-12-15 13:26:13.047 HSQLDB server 1.8.0 is online
    [Server@56a499]: To close normally, connect and execute SHUTDOWN SQL
    [Server@56a499]: From command line, use [Ctrl]+[C] to abort abruptly

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008


    Check the 2nd post in this thread....
    Carlos E. Garcia
    BI Analyst

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007


    Dear Carlos,

    Thank you for your feedback. After reading the referenced thread, I ascertained that the default user name/password is:


    This enabled me to logon!

    However, I was then promptly given the following error message:

    HTTP/1.1 404 Not found

    This is probably because I received the error message that the port 8080 is already in use when Tomcat was started and gave the error message:

    Dec 15, 2008 1:26:11 PM org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11BaseProtocol init
    SEVERE: Error initializing endpoint Address already in use: JVM_Bind:8080

    How do I configure Tomcat such that it uses a different port, for example 8084?

    Or does the error message "HTTP/1.1 404 Not found" mean something else?

    Best regards,


  4. #4



    You can change the port Tomcat is running on by opening up the /tomcat/conf/server.xml file and editing this line:

    <!-- Define a non-SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8080 -->
    <Connector port="8080" … />
    However I don't think you need to change the port, just shutdown Tomcat and restart your server and run the BI Server then the Administrator Console.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2008


    just as information..
    you can change the port of the admin console in biserver-ce/administration-console/resource/config/ by changing console.start.port.number=8099

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