This page provides information and access instructions for the AppDynamics Administration Console.

Do not confuse the AppDynamics Administration Console with the GlassFish application server administration console or the general application administration page in the Controller Tenant UI.

The AppDynamics Administration Console lets you configure certain global settings such as metric retention periods, UI notification triggers, tenancy mode, and accounts in multi-tenancy mode.

AppDynamics recommends that you do not change Controller Tenant settings in the console unless under the guidance of an AppDynamics representative or as specifically directed by documentation. 

Access the AppDynamics Administration Console

  1. If you are logged into a Controller Tenant UI session with an account other than the root user, log out or open a new browser window in private (incognito) mode. If you do not, you will get an "Access Denied" error when you attempt to open the console page.  

  2. In the browser enter the URL of the Administration Console:


    The console is served on the same port as the Controller Tenant UI, port 8090 by default.

  3. Log into the system account with the root user password. The root user is a built-in global administrator for the Controller Tenant. Use the password you set for this user when installing. See Update the Root User Password.

    The root user password is different from a normal AppDynamics account password. It is not the same as the account owner or account administrator password. If you are logged into the Controller Tenant using your current account, you need to log out of that account and then back in as the root user to access the Administration Console. You can change the Controller Tenant root user password if you wish. See Update the Root User Password.

Access the Glassfish Administration Console

In rare cases, you may need to log in to the AppDynamics Administration Console for the application server underlying the GlassFish server. The GlassFish administration console provides a browser interface for performing many of the same tasks you can perform using the admin command-line utility. You can access the console for the GlassFish server using the built-in user account named admin. 

For security reasons, access to the GlassFish browser interface is limited to local machine access by default, so the following steps should be performed from a browser on the Controller Tenant machine. Attempts to access the console remotely trigger the error message "Secure Admin must be enabled to access the DAS remotely." 

To access the GlassFish administration console:
  1. From a web browser on the Controller Tenant machine, open the following URL:


    Note that port 4848 is the default port number for the GlassFish administration console, but it may have been set to another value at installation time.  If the default port doesn't work and you are unsure of what port number to use, you can check the port configured for the network-listener element named admin-listener in the domain.xml file.

  2. Log in as user admin. 
    By default, the GlassFish user admin password is the same as the root user password for the Administration Console. You can change the GlassFish user admin password if you wish. See Update the Root User Password.