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Launching Talend Administration Center for the first time

The recommended way to configure the connection to the database and to the shared repository is through the Web interface of Talend Administration Center.


  1. Start the application server on which Talend Administration Center is installed.
  2. Open a Web browser and type in the following URL:
    Replace localhost with the IP address or the hostname of the Web server if the Web browser IP is different from the machine you are on, and <ApplicationPath> with the Talend Administration Center Web application path. For example, http://localhost:8080/org.talend.administrator.
    Choose a port according to your environment. The default port 8080 may clash with another application.
  3. Type in the default admin password. MySQL database connection parameters are displayed and some automatic checks are performed on driver, URL, connection, version information.
    If you do not want to use the MySQL database, you can set up a different database server (MSSQL or Oracle) and set the corresponding connection parameters. For more information, see Configuring Talend Administration Center to run on a different database than MySQL.
  4. Click Set new license, then browse your system to the License file you received from Talend and click Upload. A final License check is performed.
  5. Click Go to Login.
  6. On the Login page, type in the default connection login for your first access (login:, password: admin).
    Those credentials correspond to the default user of the Web application. You can create a new one using the Users menu in Talend Administration Center, and then delete the user after connecting with the credential you have created.

    After the first connection, it is strongly recommended not to use the default user account to access the application for security reasons. You can either change the default credentials of this account ( or create another administrator user and remove the default account. This account has only the role Security Administrator. Its type is No Project Access so it does not count in the license.

    If your Web access is restricted, you may need to click Validate your license manually to perform the validation of your license key. Follow the instructions on screen.


Once the license is validated, the navigation bar of Talend Administration Center opens with all the pages accessible for the default administrator user account.

For more information on which pages of Talend Administration Center an administrator user can access, see User roles/rights in the Administration Center.

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