Enabling Single User

Single-user authentication is an easy way to get started with LogScale, but with added security compared to the no-authentication mode, in that you need a password to log in to LogScale. The default login username is user.

Be advised that the password is stored in clear-text in the LogScale configuration file. As a result, anyone with read permissions to that file will have access to the password. The single-user authentication method is meant as a quick way to get started. However, for productions systems you should use some of the Multi-User Authentication methods. See AUTHENTICATION_METHOD for all authentication method options.

To start LogScale in single-user mode you need to specify the following two configuration settings:


You log in with the user account and the password specified in SINGLE_USER_USERNAME and SINGLE_USER_PASSWORD in the configuration file.

Some restrictions apply when running with single-user as the AUTHENTICATION_METHOD:

  • Starting on a machine that already has multiple users will not delete them, but you will be unable to create additional users.

  • Running AUTHENTICATION_METHOD=single-user with multiple users will pick the best candidate based on username and privilege.