Reset admin password - MacOS homebrew

I am well aware that there are plenty other issues posted similar to this. Unfortunately none have helped. I have installed Grafana on MacOS Sonoma using homebrew. After a horrible guess-and-check process of figuring out where homepath was, I finally found it.

% pwd
/opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/share/grafana
% grafana cli admin reset-admin-password admin
INFO [01-19|10:34:12] Starting Grafana                         logger=settings version= commit= branch= compiled=1969-12-31T16:00:00-08:00
INFO [01-19|10:34:12] Config loaded from                       logger=settings file=/opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/share/grafana/conf/defaults.ini
INFO [01-19|10:34:12] Target                                   logger=settings target=[all]
INFO [01-19|10:34:12] Path Home                                logger=settings path=/opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/share/grafana
INFO [01-19|10:34:12] Path Data                                logger=settings path=/opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/share/grafana/data
INFO [01-19|10:34:12] Path Logs                                logger=settings path=/opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/share/grafana/data/log
INFO [01-19|10:34:12] Path Plugins                             logger=settings path=/opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/share/grafana/data/plugins
INFO [01-19|10:34:12] Path Provisioning                        logger=settings path=/opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/share/grafana/conf/provisioning
INFO [01-19|10:34:12] App mode production                      logger=settings
INFO [01-19|10:34:12] Connecting to DB                         logger=sqlstore dbtype=sqlite3
INFO [01-19|10:34:12] Starting DB migrations                   logger=migrator
INFO [01-19|10:34:12] migrations completed                     logger=migrator performed=0 skipped=523 duration=370.25µs
INFO [01-19|10:34:12] Envelope encryption state                logger=secrets enabled=true current provider=secretKey.v1

Admin password changed successfully ✔

Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to have any effect and I don’t even see these messages in the log file.

/opt/homebrew/var/log/grafana/grafana.log

I’ve tried a restart using brew services restart grafana, but still no luck. Has anyone who installed Grafana from homebrew figured this out? Please help!

Hi @ventura

Thanks for opening this post.

Please try this out:

% /usr/local/opt/grafana/bin/grafana-cli --config /usr/local/etc/grafana/grafana.ini --homepath /usr/local/opt/grafana/share/grafana admin reset-admin-password admin
zsh: no such file or directory: /usr/local/opt/grafana/bin/grafana-cli

Thank you for the reply. I didn’t think this would work, since I’ve installed Grafana with Homebrew. It’s installed in a different directory, but unfortunately I get this classic error:

% ls
grafana		grafana-cli	grafana-server
% pwd
/opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/bin
% grafana cli admin reset-admin-password admin
Grafana-server Init Failed: Could not find config defaults, make sure homepath command line parameter is set or working directory is homepath

But, the command you sent gave me an idea. I swapped out the paths in that command with MY paths, and the command actually returned successful, BUT it appears the password never actually changed in Grafana.

% /opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/bin/grafana cli --config /opt/homebrew/etc/grafana/grafana.ini --homepath /opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/share/grafana admin reset-admin-password admin
INFO [01-22|20:20:41] Starting Grafana                         logger=settings version= commit= branch= compiled=1969-12-31T18:00:00-06:00
INFO [01-22|20:20:41] Config loaded from                       logger=settings file=/opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/share/grafana/conf/defaults.ini
INFO [01-22|20:20:41] Config loaded from                       logger=settings file=/opt/homebrew/etc/grafana/grafana.ini
INFO [01-22|20:20:41] Target                                   logger=settings target=[all]
INFO [01-22|20:20:41] Path Home                                logger=settings path=/opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/share/grafana
INFO [01-22|20:20:41] Path Data                                logger=settings path=/opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/share/grafana/data
INFO [01-22|20:20:41] Path Logs                                logger=settings path=/opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/share/grafana/data/log
INFO [01-22|20:20:41] Path Plugins                             logger=settings path=/opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/share/grafana/data/plugins
INFO [01-22|20:20:41] Path Provisioning                        logger=settings path=/opt/homebrew/opt/grafana/share/grafana/conf/provisioning
INFO [01-22|20:20:41] App mode production                      logger=settings
INFO [01-22|20:20:41] Connecting to DB                         logger=sqlstore dbtype=sqlite3
INFO [01-22|20:20:41] Starting DB migrations                   logger=migrator
INFO [01-22|20:20:41] migrations completed                     logger=migrator performed=0 skipped=523 duration=370.583µs
INFO [01-22|20:20:41] Envelope encryption state                logger=secrets enabled=true current provider=secretKey.v1

Admin password changed successfully ✔

I’ve also tried restarting my Grafana instance - no change.

I actually gave up with this and reinstalled Grafana, since I didn’t lose too much data. It was becoming too frustrating. I highly recommend looking into this issue. I actually just created a GitHub issue for tracking purposes.

Thanks for filing the issue. I have added more details to it.

However, it could be tricky now to reproduce it because you have fixed it by reinstalling Grafana so can take some more time than expected.

But if you re-encounter this problem again then please update in the GitHub issue.

You’re welcome, and thank you for moving it forward!

I should have saved the old logs… sorry about that. Although, I provided steps to reproduce, which should be fairly simple on any Apple computer. Reproducing the issue should give you all the information needed. I am now using a password manager and hope not to encounter this again. But, I will definitely update the issue if so.

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