Set password for node-red on Raspberry Pi

We recently bought a raspberry Pi 4 and we tried to set up a password for node-red.
We went to settings.js but this seemed to be empty. Then we filled in this:

adminAuth: {
type: "credentials",
users: [
username: "admin",
password: "$2a$08$zZWtXTja0fB1pzD4sHCMyOCMYz2Z6dNbM6tl8sJogENOMcxWV9DN.",
permissions: "*"
But when we tried to start our node-red there was a error with the users. Does anybody have advice on how to password protect node-red or does anybody know how to solve this problem?

Hi @Belgium

which settings file did you edit exactly? If it was empty then I guess you had not yet run Node-RED. The best thing to do is to delete (or move) the settings file, run node-red and it will copy into place a default settings file. It logs exactly which settings file it is using when it starts up. You can then edit that file and restart Node-RED.

If you get any errors, please share the actual error message


The file that i edited was settings.js. The error was that the : after users was not recognised.
I tried using your solution by deleting all files of the Node-red folder (.node-red), and it works.

Thanks a lot!

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