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Troubleshooting Login problems

In case you can't login anymore, perhaps due to an incorrectly configured stage or a failed flow import, you can create a recovery key.


This recovery key will give whoever has the link direct access to your instances. Keep this key safe.

To create the key, run the following command:

docker-compose run --rm server create_recovery_key 10 akadmin

or, for Kubernetes, run

kubectl exec -it deployment/authentik-worker -c authentik -- ak create_recovery_key 10 akadmin

This will output a link, that can be used to instantly gain access to authentik as the user specified above. The link is valid for amount of years specified above, in this case, 10 years.