Change default routine for setting up an default admin account #7272

TimDaub opened this Issue Jul 7, 2014 · 6 comments


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TimDaub commented Jul 7, 2014

Hi there,

first of all, I'm not particularly good in reading or writing ruby code but as I was installing gitlab and changing the administrator password, I noticed, that the default admin email was set to

I googled around a little bit and found out about

So, if the latest version of gitlab still generates an admin account with, then I think this should be changed to not give anyone registering the chance of exploiting gitlabs all over the world.

I found something about the email address in this file:


chendrix commented Jul 7, 2014

👍 There's a reddit conversation happening about this now

dosire commented Jul 8, 2014

@Linkeex Good point! Shall we change it into ".example" is recommended for use in documentation or as examples.

randx commented Jul 20, 2014

👍 for I will push fix soon!

randx commented Jul 20, 2014

Fixed by c86962e

TimDaub commented Jul 20, 2014

thx 👍

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