setting up as administrator

I am running a VirtualBox Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 and got all the way through installing Galaxy fine, but am having trouble getting administrative privileges. As instructed, I opened up the galaxy.yml.sample file, added the line


at the very top and started up Galaxy again. I logged in and set up a password but could see no evidence of an administrative tab anywhere on the task bar or the pull down menus. Where would it be?

I also tried it as:
admin_users: ‘’
with no difference.

In looking at the output of the sh file in the terminal mode at the point where I have to start up the browser two error messages consistently show up:

Starting server in PID 3636.
serving on
/home/paul/galaxy/.venv/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sqlalchemy/sql/ SAWarning: Dialect sqlite+pysqlite does not support Decimal objects natively, and SQLAlchemy must convert from floating point - rounding errors and other issues may occur. Please consider storing Decimal numbers as strings or integers on this platform for lossless storage.

uwsgi-fileserve] security error: /home/paul/galaxy/static/scripts/bundled/base.css is not under /home/paul/galaxy/static/style/blue or a safe path

Does do these indicate anything about what is going wrong?


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The idea is not to add in a new line but to edit the existing parameter. Remove the starting hash “#” and replace the default value with your own admin email address.



Please follow the instructions here and create galaxy.yml Do not use the sample.

Also note the config file has structure, do not add the settings to the top but to the appropriate section.

I am also having the same problem. I have tried all possible options but still I am not able to get admin access. I am able to login with my email id but I cannot get admin access

Hi Prabhala. I am facing the same problem. Did you get it resolved? I even tried changing the port to match my web interface galaxy instance to no success. Any suggestions?

@MzwaneleN you are posting the same question in a few topics. Let’s stick with one so we can work out the problem in a single place. I’m going to close the topic here.