Enabling authentication in OpsCenter 

Instructions for enabling role-based authentication in OpsCenter.

opscenterd.conf 

The location of the opscenterd.conf file depends on the type of installation:

  • Package installations: /etc/opscenter/opscenterd.conf
  • Tarball installations: install_location/conf/opscenterd.conf

OpsCenter offers granular, role-based permission control for user and role management. By default, authentication is disabled. The first time authentication is enabled, a default admin account is created with username admin and password admin. Changing the default admin password is strongly recommended the first time you log in.

If you enable OpsCenter authentication, DataStax strongly recommends enabling SSL communication between OpsCenter and the agents.
Important: Changing the default admin password is strongly recommended the first time you log in.

Procedure

  1. Edit the opscenterd.conf file and enable authentication.

    Set enabled=True in the [authentication] section.

    [authentication]
    enabled=True
  2. Restart OpsCenter.
  3. Open the OpsCenter UI in a browser.
    http://localhost:8888
  4. Enter the default username of admin and the password admin.