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Outdated release! Latest docs are Release 8.2: Change Database Passwords


You should change the passwords for the Trifacta® databases immediately after installing the software.

Please complete the following steps to change the passwords for the Trifacta platform users of the Trifacta databases.

Change via SQL:

  1. If you have not done so already, switch to the Postgres user and launch psql:

    sudo su - postgres
  2. For each database, change the default password, where trifacta and trifacta-activiti correspond to the default roles of the two databases, respectively. Please modify the command if you are using different roles and insert a more secure password for <new_pwd>:

    ALTER ROLE trifacta WITH PASSWORD '<new_pwd>';
    ALTER ROLE trifacta-activiti WITH PASSWORD '<new_pwd>';
  3. Exit psql:


Change via Trifacta configuration:

  1. Below are the username and password properties for each database. You can apply this change through the Admin Settings Page (recommended) or

    . For more information, see Platform Configuration Methods. Please review and update as needed: 

    1. Trifacta database

      "webapp.db.username" = "<user>",
      "webapp.db.password" = "<pwd>",
    2. Jobs database: 

      "batch-job-runner.db.username" = "<user>",
      "batch-job-runner.db.password" = "<pwd>",
    3. Scheduling database: 

      "scheduling-service.database.user" = "<user>",
      "scheduling-service.password.password" = "<pwd>",
    4. Time-based trigger database: 

      "time-based-trigger-service.database.user" = "<user>",
      "time-based-trigger-service.database.password" = "<pwd>",
  2. Save your changes and restart the platform.


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