Bootstrapping Argo CD#

Initial installation of the Rubin Science Platform is done using Argo CD and a static password for the admin account. You can then log on to the admin account using that password to manage the resulting environment. No special bootstrapping is required.

That said, using the admin account for longer than necessary is not recommended. Instead, you should configure single sign-on for Argo CD as soon as possible and prefer that for day-to-day operations to minimize the chances of leaking the admin password.

To do that, follow the instructions in Argo CD authentication.

You may want to do this during your initial bootstrapping process, or very shortly afterwards. The execution of the installer script itself will use the admin account and password regardless, but if Argo CD SSO is set up in advance, you can then immediately switch to using it for management of the environment.