Bitnami Gitorious Appliance Login Issues

Did you download Bitnami’s Gitorious Appliance? Did you convert it to VMware’s OVF format and add it to your infrastructure? Great! However, if you run into an issue where you can’t login using Bitnami’s default username and password (user/bitnami), you’ll need to make sure of a few things:

  • For reference, check out
  • Using a FQDN works best, so you’ll need to make sure your DNS entries are set up and correct (e.g.
  • You’ll need to run Bitnami’s updateip utility:
    $ sudo /opt/bitnami/apps/gitorious/updateip --machine_hostname
  • You’ll also need to make sure on the Bitnami appliance itself that it can resolve the domain you used in the updateip command. In this case, you could edit the /etc/hosts file to accomplish this (note that if your DNS entries are correct, there would be no need to edit the hosts file).

After that, it should work. Good luck!