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GitLab EE instructions from Digital Ocean not working

I just installed GitLab Enterprise Edition. According to the “Getting Started” instructions, the first time I access the instance from the IP address, I should be able to set the admin password. However, when I access the IP address I get a registration/login screen for regular users. How do I set the password for the admin on a new GitLab install?


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Hi there,

According to the documentation here, unless you provided a custom password during installation, a password will be randomly generated and stored for 24 hours in /etc/gitlab/initial_root_password file.

You can use this password with username root to login and then change it via the UI as normal after that.

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby