Once you have the proper login information and website address for your dotCMS installation, simply type your website URL into your website browser and add a "/admin" at the end. For example, if your website address is http://www.myurl.org, then the backend login URL would look like the example image (see right).
The default login after you first install dotCMS is:
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adding the "/admin" to the end of your website URL will bring you to the dotCMS login page (see figure below), and then directly to the default backend-page of dotCMS.
However, if you would like to edit the homepage of your site, adding a "/edit" to the end of your domain will bring you to edit mode on the homepage after login (see right). After login, changes can immediately be made to the homepage of your site.
Depending on how your System Administrator has configured your dotCMS installation, your username will either be an email address or a user id followed by your password.
Access to the dotCMS backend or the edit mode of a webpage, is dependent on backend user permissions. If one of the forementioned login methods does not work for you, then check with your website administrator to see if you have the requisite user role permissions to get to the back-end page you are trying to reach.