By default the Flux engine starts up using the username 'admin' and the password 'admin'. If you desire to change this startup password you need to:

For a Windows machine running Flux from the command line, edit the start-engine.bat file.

%JAVA_CMD% flux.Main server -cp config\engine-config.properties -username admin -password newPassword start

For a Windows machine, edit the shutdown-engine.bat file.

$JAVA_CMD flux.Main server -cp config/engine-config.properties -username admin -password newPassword dispose

For a Windows machine running Flux as a Windows service installation, edit the /service/windows/engine.conf file

wrapper.app.parameter.1 = server
wrapper.app.parameter.2 = -cp
wrapper.app.parameter.3 = config\\engine-config.properties
wrapper.app.parameter.4 = -username
wrapper.app.parameter.5 = admin
wrapper.app.parameter.6 = -password
wrapper.app.parameter.7 = newPassword
wrapper.app.parameter.8 = start

For a Unix machine, edit the start-engine.sh file.

$JAVA_CMD flux.Main server -cp config/engine-config.properties -username admin -password newPassword start

For a Unix machine, edit the shutdown-engine.sh file.

$JAVA_CMD flux.Main server -cp config/engine-config.properties -username admin -password newPassword dispose

For a Unix service installation edit the /etc/init.d flux-engine

ENGINE_START="flux.Main server -cp $ENGINE_CONF -username admin -password newPassword start"
FLUX_STOP="flux.Main client -cp $ENGINE_CONF -username admin -password flux newPassword dispose"


If you start the engine with a username other than "admin", and LDAP authentication is enabled, the username will be authenticated against LDAP before the engine is started.

If you start the engine with a username other than "admin", and LDAP authentication is not enabled, the username will be authenticated against the Flux user table in the Flux database before the engine is started.

In all cases the username "admin" is authenticated against the Flux user table in the Flux database itself, and not against LDAP, before the engine is started.