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Local Admin & Users

Configure local admin and users

When you first start Conduktor Console, a local admin will be created using the credentials you gave (mandatory since 1.14.0). This admin account allows you to make some actions like creating users and groups, connecting clusters, or giving permissions, in order to initialize your instance before onboarding users.

You can also declare some local users for testing purposes, to observe what other users can see with different permissions.

You can declare local admin and users within the configuration file or via environment variables.

Configuration example

Here is an example of snippet you can use in your configuration file to declare the root administrator, and two local users, and

password: admin-secret

- email:
password: alice-secret
- email:
password: bob-secret

Here is the same configuration from environment variables:


Configure SSO

In addition to these local admin and users, you can setup Single Sign-On (SSO) so your users can login using your company LDAP or OIDC identity provider.


This feature only works after setting up Console to use your identity provider as SSO. To be guided through the steps, please select your identity provider.

Manage permissions of users before they login

To appear in the Users list, a user must first log in. But sometimes, you'd like to manage their permissions and groups upstream. For that, you can Create members using their email address. That way, when they will log in via SSO, they will be synchronised with this account.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • From within the Users & Groups screen, select the Create members button.

  • Enter the email of the user you want to create, then click on Create users.

  • Finally, you can add them to a group by going in the Groups section, clicking on a group, and adding the user you just created.