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Setting a password for your admin user

Find out how to set a password for your admin user

Last updated 03rd January 2020


Each Enterprise Cloud Databases cluster is configured natively with an admin user. This guide will outline the steps you need to follow in order to use the solution.


  • an Enterprise Cloud Databases cluster
  • access to the OVHcloud Control Panel or API with sufficient rights (admin or technical)


Step 1: Get an understanding of superuser roles.

OVHcloud provides you with an admin account for your database instance. This postgres user can perform all technical operations that fall under the scope of "administration". They have superuser rights.

Please refer to the PostgreSQL official documentation for more information about superuser rights.

Step 2: Set a password via the OVHcloud Control Panel.

You can change the postgres admin user password at any time. To do this, go to the Home > Information tab in the OVHcloud Control Panel. In the ID section, click on the ... button, then Update password.

For security reasons, the password must meet certain requirements:

  • it must contain letters and numbers
  • it must contain at least one upper-case letter
  • it must contain at least two numbers
  • it must be between 12 and 32 characters

Step 2.1: Set a password via the API.

Using the following API call, you can update your admin password. Please ensure that you follow the complexity rules listed in step 2.

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