Accessing Glassfish server admin when you’ve forgotten your admin password

For my own development I frequently rotate between different app servers and different versions, Tomcat, JBoss AS, Glassfish, trouble is when you work with one for a while and then go back to one of the others, you forget key things, like what your admin password was when you last installed/configured a server.

Whatever the reason, there’s a few different approaches to working around this issue with Glassfish, like creating a new domain and copy files from the old to the new, but this question on has the best lifesaver response ever… this file has a backup password that you can use for your admin account, even if you have no idea what your original password was – just copy the value from this file:


3 Replies to “Accessing Glassfish server admin when you’ve forgotten your admin password”

  1. I tried copying the file from another glassfish instalation and it also worked. My server just forgot the admin password because i had it saved on my browser and the server was refusing connection saying bad password.

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