Initial Password Setup Not Working


Upon initial deployment, Lucee Admin now requires the password to be set via "password.txt" in lucee-server/context.

I can place the file there, import, and Lucee does update the lucee-server.xml with hspw and salt attributes on the cfLuceeConfiguration tag, but the password set in password.txt does not work.

I've tried using different text editors with different line endings, no line endings, and nothing will let me set the initial password to something that is recognized by Lucee admin.

The only way I've been able to get into Lucee admin was to take an old config's <cfLuceeConfiguration tag and apply that to the default conf of the new install.


Tomcat + Java 1.8.0_211
Tomcat 9.0.24 + OpenJDK version "12.0.2" 2019-07-16
Ubuntu 18.04 - Linux 4.15.0-58-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 6 11:12:41 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Fresh installation using Lucee WAR (,


Michael Offner


Adam Simons



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