Recover user credentials

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.5 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v2.5 documentation.

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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