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Oct 20, 2023

BigIP Next Locally Instance default admin or root password


tried to install BigIP Next Instance 20.0.1 locally like (but under proxmox):

the system starts but i cant login the first time via root with the default password or as admin with the admin password.

Is there another first time password then documented?

Installing BigIP Next CM worked (with admin/admin)

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  • Hi sraue  you don't login to the instance with admin/admin, you can only reset the password with those credentials:

    PUT https://next_image_ip:5443/api/v1/me
    Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=
    Content-Type: applications/json
        "currentPassword": "admin",


  • Ryan_G's avatar
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    I actually have the same question here.

    The linked documentation references being able to deploy the OVA and then run a setup script from the Ubuntu operating system. The documented CLI login of admin/admin does not work and I am unable to move forward with configuration of the instance.


    Any advice or update on this thread?

  • rastaw's avatar
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    Same question here. Trying admin/admin, admin/default,  root/admin root/password root/default... Still no luck. Anyone found a solution?

  • sraue's avatar
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    you cant login on the local console, i think its intended to not do this.

    afaik i have used curl to change the password from another machine like:

    curl -X PUT https://<insert_ip_here>:5443/api/v1/me \
    -H "Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=" \
    -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
    -d '{"currentPassword": "admin", "newPassword": "my_new_password"}'

    then you can add the instance to the management system with the new password. the local login is still not working

  • AFAIK you can't directly ssh to BigIP Next instance with default admin/admin credentials (ssh disabled to admin user) but i have seen people using init script to add a debug user at time of instance creation. Using postman collection you can reset password using admin/admin and change to your new password.