Enabling authentication in OpsCenter

Instructions for enabling role-based authentication in OpsCenter.

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.

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.


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


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

    Set enabled=True in the [authentication] section.

  2. Restart OpsCenter.
  3. Open the OpsCenter UI in a browser.
  4. Enter the default username of admin and the password admin.