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How can I login and administer my new CKAN installation?

CKAN 2.9.x

When you first launch your CKAN instance there will be a default user, however a password needs to be set and correct "sysadmin" permissions applied.

First, login to the server via SSH and then run the following command as root:

# Activate the CKAN virtual environment
. /usr/lib/ckan/default/bin/activate

# Create a 'ckan' user, set it's password and apply sysadmin permissions to the user
ckan -c /etc/ckan/default/production.ini sysadmin add ckan
Once you have completed these steps, you will be able to access your CKAN instance and login using the ckan username and the password you specified.

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