Who is the admin user?
Admin user is the one who has full access to everything, including creating and maintaining users, assets, settings and view the audit log. Administrators can also access the encryption key for the database, basically, he can access and control everything.
Why we create it and why saving the admin password is important?
Admin user is created so that they have full control to the studio application and they can carry out administrative tasks (as mentioned above) when needed. We have made it more secured which requires authentication password to login inside the Studio. Since the admin user holds very critical information, we haven't given password reset feature to it to add an extra layer of security. The only way to set a password during installation and remember it.
Hence, Saving the "admin" user password is very important and mandatory step during LEAPWORK installation.
The "admin" user password is set at the below step during installation:
As a best practice we advise to create at least 2 admin users so that even if one user forgets or lose the admin password, the other admin user will come handy.
Users can create another Admin user using the User Management tab under the settings tab of the studio application.
For more details, please refer article -https://www.leapwork.com/product/documentation/administration/user-management
Note: The password, user enters for the admin user is securely located in your local installation only. LEAPWORK cannot assist in retrieving this password in case user forget it.
For any clarification, please contact our Priority Support.