FreePBX 2.11 Guide: Logging in and password change

After you receive the login details for your new SysAdminMan FreePBX virtual server the first thing you are going to want to do is log in and change the administrator password.

For extra security SysAdminMan servers use both Apache and FreePBX security to restrict access. Both these access methods use the same account details.

Also all SysAdminMan server use HTTPS to access FreePBX. Because this uses a locally signed certificate you will get a warning when you first connect. This is normal and you should only see it once. Once the certificate has been accepted you should not see the warning. If you’d like more information on what a locally signed certificate is please see here – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-signed_certificate

Browse to the URL in your welcome e-mail

Accept the web server certificate

Accept the web server certificate

This screenshot is from Google Chrome, but other browsers will show something similar. You should acknowledge the warning and proceed

Enter the FreePBX login details provided in your welcome e-mail

FreePBX enter password

FreePBX enter password

You will now see a landing page with a few options.

Select FreePBX Administration

Select FreePBX Administration

Select FreePBX Administration

Now we see the FreePBX administration page

Select FreePBX Administration

FreePBX Administration

FreePBX Administration

Now we see the FreePBX login page. It’s a little confusing have 2 separate login pages, but it does provide 2 levels of protection.

Enter your FreePBX login details. These will be the same username/password used above 

FreePBX login

FreePBX login

And now we’re in to FreePBX! Let’s change the admin password …

Select Admin / Administrators

FreePBX administrators

FreePBX administrators

Click on the ‘admin’ user account on the right hand side of the screen

Edit admin user account

Edit admin user account

Choose a new password and enter it in the Password box. Then click Submit Changes

Enter new FreePBX password

Enter new FreePBX password

As soon as you click Submit Changes you will be prompted to enter the new password in to the Apache authentication box

FreePBX Apache authentication

FreePBX Apache authentication

Finally click Apply Config and your password has been successfully updated

FreePBX Apply Config

FreePBX Apply Config