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Reset jenkins password
0. SSH to server
1. Edit /opt/bitnami/apps/jenkins/jenkins_home/config.xml
2. set userSecurity to false: <userSecurity>false</userSecurity>
3. delete
<authorizationStrategy> and <securityRealm>
4. /etc/init.d/bitnami restart
Now Jenkins should be open:
5. Select Configure Jenkins,
"Enable Security",
"Use Jenkin's own database"
"Allow users to sign up"
6. Under Authorization, select: "Matrix-based security"
and add users and give them all permissions,
and remove all permissions from 'anonymous'
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gmhawash commented Nov 20, 2012

To Reset individual password:

  1. Go to /opt/bitnami/apps/jenkins/jenkins_home/users/gmhawash
  2. Edit config.xml file
  3. Remove the passwordHash tag (you can now log in without password)
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amertkara commented Jun 11, 2014

To reset individual passwords, you can also remove the user folder completely (or rename for backing up) and then create a new user with the same username. This way, you preserve your permissions.

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zetachang commented Oct 13, 2014

This just save my life, thanks! 👍

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kerspoon commented Mar 11, 2015

It was slightly different for me:

cd /var/lib/jenkins/
nano config.xml 
service jenkins restart
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nevros commented Apr 6, 2015

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chanjetsdp commented Sep 5, 2016

refer:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6988849/reset-jenkins-configuration-command-line
One other way would be to manually edit the configuration file for your user (e.g. /var/lib/jenkins/users/username/config.xml) and update the contents of passwordHash:

#jbcrypt:$2a$10$razd3L1aXndFfBNHO95aj.IVrFydsxkcQCcLmujmFQzll3hcUrY7S
Once you have done this, just restart Jenkins and log in using this password:
test

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mhicauber commented Sep 20, 2016

@chanjetsdp thanks your method is really nice. Simply removing the hash from the user's config file led me to errors once logged in, whereas your solution just work.

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beautifwhale commented Sep 29, 2016

+1

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ablaye commented Oct 3, 2016

+1

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ghost commented Feb 9, 2017

@chanjetsdp thank you! Very very much!

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premkash commented Apr 10, 2017

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boga5 commented Jul 27, 2017

@gmhawash This method works. I changed it accordingly for Ubuntu.
Thanks for sharing :)

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vivanov26 commented Aug 4, 2017

@chanjetsdp, thank you!

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mvn86 commented Aug 7, 2017

@chanjetsdp, thank you!

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ansshriv commented Aug 17, 2017

@chanjetsdp- Thanks - it perfectly works.

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beeva-martasanchez commented Sep 20, 2017

+1

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zabih-alipour commented Oct 30, 2017

+1

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Tenmak commented Dec 1, 2017

@chanjetsdp Simple and efficient. Thanks.

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satspeedy commented Dec 24, 2017

+1

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dubareddy commented Jan 9, 2018

awesome.... +1

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som3ah01 commented May 5, 2018

1 first check location if you install war or Linux or windows based on that

for example if war under Linux and for admin user

/home/"User_NAME"/.jenkins/users/admin/config.xml

go to this tag after #jbcrypt:

<passwordHash>#jbcrypt:$2a$10$3DzCGLQr2oYXtcot4o0rB.wYi5kth6e45tcPpRFsuYqzLZfn1pcWK</passwordHash>

change this password using use any website for bcrypt hash generator

https://www.dailycred.com/article/bcrypt-calculator

make sure it start with $2a cause this one jenkens uses it

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shindesavita87 commented Jul 6, 2019

To reset individual passwords, you can also remove the user folder completely (or rename for backing up) and then create a new user with the same username. This way, you preserve your permissions.

This solution worked for me. Thanks.
However, the downside of this is you will lose all the work you did so far. Like all installed plugin, all created job, all done settings...

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rishabh6788 commented Sep 16, 2019

refer:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6988849/reset-jenkins-configuration-command-line
One other way would be to manually edit the configuration file for your user (e.g. /var/lib/jenkins/users/username/config.xml) and update the contents of passwordHash:

#jbcrypt:$2a$10$razd3L1aXndFfBNHO95aj.IVrFydsxkcQCcLmujmFQzll3hcUrY7S
Once you have done this, just restart Jenkins and log in using this password:
test

+1. worked like a charm

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