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Local Authentication

Local authentication is the default until you configure an external authentication provider. Rancher stores user account information, such as usernames and passwords, locally. By default, the admin user that logs in to Rancher for the first time is a local user.

Adding Local Users

Regardless of whether you use external authentication, you should create a few local authentication users so that you can continue using Rancher if your external authentication service encounters issues.

  1. In the top left corner, click ☰ > Users & Authentication.
  2. In the left navigation menu, click Users.
  3. Click Create.
  4. Complete the Add User form.
  5. Click Create.