3.1. Add an administrator

PrivacyIDEA does not come with a pre-defined administrator user. If you just installed privacyIDEA, you need to create a new one by running:

pi-manage admin add admin -e admin@localhost

To configure privacyIDEA, continue with Login to the Web UI.


Administrator accounts are used for various purposes in privacyIDEA. Once you need another administrator user, you should consider adding an admin policy to set up the permissions correctly. This is described in Admin policies.

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