Commit 9568b4b4 authored by Robert Speicher's avatar Robert Speicher

Document changes to the initial admin password

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v 8.6.0 (unreleased)
- Contributions to forked projects are included in calendar
- Improve the formatting for the user page bio (Connor Shea)
- Removed the default password from the initial admin account created during
setup. A password can be provided during setup (see installation docs), or
GitLab will ask the user to create a new one upon first visit.
- Fix issue when pushing to projects ending in .wiki
- Fix avatar stretching by providing a cropping feature (Johann Pardanaud)
- Don't load all of GitLab in mail_room
......@@ -467,12 +467,15 @@ NOTE: Supply `SANITIZE=true` environment variable to `gitlab:check` to omit proj
### Initial Login
Visit YOUR_SERVER in your web browser for your first GitLab login. The setup has created a default admin account for you. You can use it to log in:
Visit YOUR_SERVER in your web browser for your first GitLab login.
If you didn't [provide a root password during setup](#initialize-database-and-activate-advanced-features),
you'll be redirected to a password reset screen to provide the password for the
initial administrator account. Enter your desired password and you'll be
redirected back to the login screen.
**Important Note:** On login you'll be prompted to change the password.
The default account's username is **root**. Provide the password you created
earlier and login. After login you can change the username if you wish.
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