[Friendica] Logging in as admin after new installation

After installing Friendica, in Yunohost Admin Panel > Applications > Friendica, there is a section that reads:

User with LDAP admin rights

For admin rights: When installation is complete, you will need to visit your domain page and login with the admin account username and password which was entered at the time of installation process. You can then create your profile and access the admin panel.

Please could this be updated? The installation no longer needs any input from the user (at least, it didn’t from me…).

After installation, the admin user has to create an account (they can’t log in) on their newly-installed Friendica server using their Yunohost administrator username and email address (not their password) and a Friendica account will be created with admin privileges built in.
A password is generated by Friendica and emailed to their Yunohost admin email address, which they can use to sign in, and then change the password in their account settings.
If successful, the word “Admin” should appear in their Friendica account’s drop-down list in the top-right of the screen, after “Settings”.

That notice on the Applications page led me around in circles for about half an hour, because there is no information (or if there is, I haven’t found it) in the Friendica documentation or in general on the Web about this. I guess it’s a specifically Friendica-on-Yunohost thing…?

Would you mind reporting an issue agains friendica_ynh?

Hi, thanks for the tip. I am struggling to login after an install. Can you clarify what you mean with:

After installation, the admin user has to create an account (they can’t log in) on their newly-installed Friendica server using their Yunohost administrator username and email address (not their password)

How do I create this account?
thanks

You have to sign up to your own instance. Under where you would log in, you should see a ‘Sign up’ or ‘Register’ button. The credentials that you use are what make your Friendica account the admin account for the instance.

  • The username should match your Yunohost admin user’s username
  • The email address should match your Yunohost admin user’s email address
  • The nickname can optionally be different (I have set mine to admin)

E.g.: this is the profile of one of Friendica’s lead developers. His nickname is Hypolite Petovan, his username is hypolite, and his username forms the first part of his Fediverse handle, hypolite@friendica.mrpetovan.com.

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Thanks, that really helped and I got the admin user setup. The documentation really does need an update!

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