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Recover user credentials

Use the influxd command line interface (CLI) to recover user credentials and regain access to your InfluxDB instance:

Update a password

To update a password, run the following:

influxd recovery user update \
  --username example-username \
  --password ExAmPL3-paS5W0rD

List existing users in the InfluxDB instance

To list existing users in the system, run the following:

influxd recovery user list

If you used a custom bolt-path when starting InfluxDB, provide your custom bolt path to the influx recovery user list command with the --bolt-path flag.

Create a user for recovery purposes

To create a new user for recovery purposes, run the following:

influxd recovery user create \
  --username example-username \
  --password ExAmPL3-paS5W0rD

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