Display or change the Admin URI

First steps

  1. Log in to the Magento server as, or switch to, a user who has permissions to write to the Magento file system. One way to do this is to switch to the Magento file system owner.

    If you use the bash shell, you can also use the following syntax to switch to the Magento file system owner and enter the command at the same time:

    su <Magento file system owner> -s /bin/bash -c <command>

    If the Magento file system owner does not allow logins you can do the following:

    sudo -u <Magento file system owner>  <command>
  2. To run Magento commands from any directory, add <your Magento install dir>/bin to your system PATH.

    Because shells have differing syntax, consult a reference like unix.stackexchange.com.

    bash shell example for CentOS:

    export PATH=$PATH:/var/www/html/magento2/bin

You can also run the commands in the following ways:

  • cd <your Magento install dir>/bin and run them as ./magento <command name>
  • php <your Magento install dir>/bin/magento <command name>
  • <your Magento install dir> is a subdirectory of your web server’s docroot. Need help locating the docroot?

In addition to the command arguments discussed here, see Common arguments.


Before you run this command, you must Create or update the deployment configuration.

Display the Admin URI

This section discusses how to use the command line to display the Admin Uniform Resource Identifier (URI).

Command options:

magento info:adminuri

A sample result follows:

Admin Panel URI: /admin_1wgrah

You can also view the Admin URI in <your Magento install dir>/app/etc/env.php. A snippet follows:

  'backend' =>
  array (
    'frontName' => 'admin_1wgrah',

Change the Admin URL

To change the Admin URI, use the magento setup:config:set command.