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Lenses administrator

An admin account is available with default credentials admin/admin. If left at default, the Lenses UI will notify that the setup is insecure.

The default account username and password may be adjusted as below. For security purposes it is strongly advised to use your password’s SHA256 checksum instead of the plaintext.

# Lenses Administrator settings
lenses.security.user = "admin"

## For the password you can either use the plaintext
#lenses.security.password = "admin"
## Or you may use the SHA256 checksum (advised)
lenses.security.password = "sha256:8c6976e5b5410415bde908bd4dee15dfb167a9c873fc4bb8a81f6f2ab448a918"

To create a SHA256 checksum for your password you can use the command line tools available in your Linux server or macOS.

unset HISTFILE # Disable history for the current terminal
echo -n "password" | sha256sum


To disable the Lenses Administrator user, set an adequately long random password. You can achieve this by using the snippet below:

dd if=/dev/urandom count=1 bs=1024 | sha256sum