Can I set the initial admin password to be something other than admin BEFORE xwiki starts for the first time?

I would like to tell xwiki to use a password other than “admin” directly from startup rather than having to do it through the web ui after xwiki is started for the first time.

Is there a configuration option to do this?

Hi, you have 2 options:

  • (Recommended) Install XWiki and NOT XWiki Standard. This will let you pick the flavor at startup and create a user at that time
  • Create a custom flavor and include a new user in that flavor (as a wiki page).

Hope it helps