AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform

3.8.x Documentation



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Access the Controller Admin Console

To configure global Controller administration settings, you use the AppDynamics Administration Console. The AppDynamics Administration Console should not be confused with the administration console for the underlying GlassFish application server or with the administration page accessible in the general AppDynamics 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.  

In general, AppDynamics recommends that you do not change Controller settings in the console except under the guidance of AppDynamics Support or as specifically directed by documentation. 

To access the Controller Administration Console

  1. In a browser enter the URL of the Administration Console:


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

  2. Log in with the root user password. The root user is a built-in global administrator for the Controller. Use the password you set for this user when installing or upgrading to version 3.8. For more information on root and other types of administrative users, see Administrative Users.  

    The Administration Console appears as follows:

For information on changing the Controller root user password, see Administrative Users

Accessing the Glassfish Admin Console

In rare cases, you may need to log in to the administration console for the underlying Glassfish server. For example, you may need to access Glassfish to add an HTTP listener or modify Glassfish logging settings. The admin console provide a graphical interface for performing many of the same tasks you can perform using the asadmin command-line utility. You can access the console using the built-in user account named admin.   

To access the Glassfish administration console

  1. If you do not know the password for the admin user, you can get it from a file in the Controller home directory named .passwordfile. The password is the value of the AS_ADMIN_PASSWORD variable. The Controller installer generates this password automatically. 
  2. In a web browser, open the following URL:


    Note that port 4848 is the default port number for the Glassfish administration console. This value is determined by the port for the network-listener named admin-listener in the domain.xml file.

    Also note that for security reasons the server does not accept remote connections by default. If you attempt to access the console remotely, you will see the following error: "Secure Admin must be enabled to access the DAS remotely."

  3. Log in as user admin, with the password you retrieved in step 1. 

For information on changing the Glassfish admin user password, see Administrative Users.  

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