You will first learn how to sign in and out of the Admin and how to reset your password. All of the instructions in the rest of this guide are written for a user with full administrative privileges and begin with the assumption that you are logged in to the Admin. See Permissions for more info about Admin users and roles.
The Advanced Admin configuration determines how many times an admin user can try to log in before the account is locked. By default, six attempts are allowed. See Locked Users for information about unlocking a user account.
When entering your credentials, the username and password may automatically populate if your browser is set to use the autocomplete function. If enabled, you can save your credentials for the Magento Admin login page.
Admin Sign In
Sign In to the Admin
Enter the URL that was specified during the installation followed by the base URL of your store’s Admin in your browser.
The default Admin URLs look something like
You can bookmark the page or save a shortcut on your desktop for easy access.
Enter your Admin Username and Password.
These values may populate depending on your browser’s autocomplete setting.
Click Sign in.
The first time anyone signs in to the Admin, it displays the Allow admin usage data collection dialog. See Store Admin for more information.
Reset your password
Enter the Email Address that is associated with the Admin account.
Click Retrieve Password.
If an account is associated with the email address, an email will be sent to reset your password.
An Admin password must be seven or more characters long and include both letters and numbers. See Configuring Admin Security for information about password options.
Sign Out of the Admin
In the upper-right corner, click the Account () icon.
Click Sign Out.
The Sign In page displays a message that you are logged out. We recommend you sign out of the Admin any time you leave your computer unattended.