Create, edit, or unlock an administrator account

Before you can use this command, you must do the following:

The simplest way to create the database is to use the command magento setup:upgrade.

Create or edit an administrator

Use this command to create an administrator or to edit an existing administrator.

If you’re editing an administrator, only the first name, last name, and password can be edited.

Command usage:

bin/magento admin:user:create [--<parameter_name>=<value>, ...]

Where the following table defines parameters and values:

Administrator user’s first name.
Administrator user’s last name.
Administrator user’s e-mail address.
Administrator username.
Administrator user password. The password must be at least 7 characters in length and must include at least one alphabetic and at least one numeric character.

We recommend a longer, more complex password. If the password string contains special characters that require literal interpretation (such as backslashes or spaces), enclose the password in single quotations.
Add to any command to customize application initialization parameters

For example: MAGE_MODE=developer&MAGE_DIRS[base][path]=/var/www/[cache][path]=/var/tmp/cache

Example of usage:

bin/magento admin:user:create --admin-firstname=John --admin-lastname=Doe --admin-user=j.doe --admin-password=A0b9%t3g
Created Magento administrator user named j.doe

If you do not specify any of the required params, the application asks about them in the CLI:

bin/magento admin:user:create
Admin user: John
Admin password:
Admin email:
Admin first name: John
Admin last name: Doe Young
Created Magento administrator user named John

The following example updates first name, last name, and password of j.doe admin user:

bin/magento admin:user:create --admin-firstname="John X" --admin-lastname="Doe X" --admin-user=j.doe --admin-password=A1234567
Created Magento administrator user named j.doe

Unlock an administrator account

Use this command to unlock the account of an administrator that was locked, typically because of multiple incorrect login attempts.

bin/magento admin:user:unlock {username}

You must specify the administrator’s username. Example:

bin/magento admin:user:unlock admin
The user account "admin" has been unlocked

If the account is either not unlocked or if there was a problem, the following message displays:

The user account "admin" was not locked or could not be unlocked

Verify that the user is an administrator, the user is active, and that the account is locked. To view the list of locked users in the Admin, log in as an administrator and click System > Permissions > Locked Users.

If the account doesn’t exist, the following message displays:

Couldn't find the user account "bob"