The ArangoDB Kubernetes Operator will by default create ArangoDB deployments that require authentication to access the database.

It uses a single JWT secret (stored in a Kubernetes secret) to provide super-user access between all servers of the deployment as well as access from the ArangoDB Operator to the deployment.

To disable authentication, set spec.auth.jwtSecretName to None.

Initially the deployment is accessible through the web user-interface and APIs, using the user root with an empty password. Make sure to change this password immediately after starting the deployment!

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