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Logging into dotCMS

Login URL

To login to the dotCMS backend, type the URL of the home page of your site, and add /admin to the end of the URL. For example, to login to the site http://new.dotcms.org, you would type the URL http://new.dotcms.org/admin.

User Name and Password

When the login page displays, you will be prompted for your user name and password:

Depending on how your System Administrator has configured your dotCMS installation, your username will be either an email address or a user id.

When you first install dotCMS, dotCMS will automatically create the dotCMS starter site for you. The default login and password for the starter site are:

Email Address admin@dotcms.com
Password admin

Language Selection

The dotCMS backend can be translated into different languages, and dotCMS ships with translations for the following languages:

  • Dutch (nl)
  • English (en)
  • Finnish (fi)
  • French (fr)
  • German (de)
  • Italian (it)
  • Spanish (Latin America) (es)
  • Russian (ru)
  • Chinese (Simplified) (zh)

When you login to dotCMS, the language defaults to the default language configured for your dotCMS system. You may change the language used to display the backend by selecting the language in the bottom left corner of the login window: