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The first question that should be answered when setting the security strategy in SonarQube is: Can anonymous users browse the SonarQube instance or authentication must be required? To force user authentication, log in as a System administrator and go to Settings > General Settings > Security and set the sonar.forceAuthentication property to trueTo allow users to sign up online, set the sonar.allowUsersToSignUp property to true.


A user is a set of basic information: login, password, name and email.

To create a new user, go to Setting > Users > Add new user: 

Changing my Password

Log in and go to My_Name > My Profile:

LDAP plugin


When the LDAP plugin is installed and activated, it is no longer possible for users to change their password. Then, only system administrators can do so through Settings > Users.

Default Admin Credentials

When installing SonarQube, a default user with administration privileges is created automatically:

  • Login: admin
  • Password: admin


I have lost the admin password

In case you lost the admin password of your SonarQube instance, you can reset it by executing the following query:

This will reset the password to admin.

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