Getting started with Drupal 8 administration

This section is an introduction to site administration for new Drupal 8 users. It covers the use of the administrator account and offers suggestions on where to start.

Understanding the administrator account

At the end of the installation process, the person who performed the installation is automatically logged into the site with the administrator account. You may see the administrator account referred to as "User 1". This administrative account is automatically given all privileges for managing content and administering the site. The best practice is not to share this account. You can always grant users permissions by assigning them to certain roles.

Where to start

Administrators will generally need to address the following areas in a new site.

Check your site's status

Recovering the administrator password

There are several methods to recover the Drupal administrator ("user 1") password. The fastest way is using drush for Drupal 7. For Drupal 8, DrupalConsole provide a suite of commands to recovery and manage users passwords.

Recover password with DrupalConsole (Only Drupal 8).

DrupalConsole offers several ways of recovering the administrator's password.

Generate login-link

DrupalConsole can generate a one-time login link.

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