[Koha] Wrong Username Password Koha 19.11 web installer Ubuntu ?

Katrin Fischer katrin.fischer.83 at web.de
Tue Feb 4 11:04:59 NZDT 2020

Hi Clogher,

the user from the koha-conf.xml can only be used to run the web
installer during installation and later for updates. It cannot be used
to log into Koha anymore - it caused a lot of problems and so this
option was removed a while ago when the onboarding was added.

Now you create your first superlibrarian to use Koha with during the
installation process. The username and password you set there should
have worked - if it does not for whatever reason, there is a script you
can use to create a new superlibrarian user: create_superlibrarian.pl


If you haven't changed anything yet, dropping the database, recreating
it and then running the web installer again to see if it works this time
around might be a little easier.

Hope this helps,


On 03.02.20 13:14, Clogher Historical Society wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having some trouble getting Koha up and running, I'm following the
> installation guide from
> https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Koha_on_ubuntu_-_packages .  I'm
> having problems with the username and password.
> I need to go through the final installation steps but I cannot log in - it
> says username and password are incorrect.  I used the username and password
> in /etc/koha/sites/library/koha-conf.xml and used:
> sudo xmlstarlet sel -t -v 'yazgfs/config/pass'
> /etc/koha/sites/library/koha-conf.xml;echo
> Why is this password not accepted?  Before this install I had to delete
> Koha and reinstall.  I couldn't log in after I completed the final
> configuration steps where I created the new user and password.  I got a
> Username Password incorrect when I know what I typed in.
> How can I log in to Koha? Do you think there is some form of corruption
> somewhere? I have had to delete Koha and reinstall a few times and maybe
> there is some mix up with the database or username password.
> Many thanks for the help !
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