KBEC-00261 - Changing the CloudBees CD (CloudBees Flow) database password


This article explains how to change the password for a CloudBees CD (CloudBees Flow) database.


  1. Shut down the CloudBees CD (CloudBees Flow) server.
  2. Change the password in your respective database.
  3. Update the password in the /conf/database.properties file in plain text.
  4. Restart the CloudBees CD (CloudBees Flow) service.
    The CloudBees CD (CloudBees Flow) server will use the password as-is in plain text to initially log into the database.
    After the service is running, the password in the database.properties file will be overwritten to its encrypted password.

Applies to

  • Product versions: All supported CloudBees CD (CloudBees Flow) versions
  • OS versions: All supported OS versions

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