To log into Zope you need a Web browser. Zope's interface is written entirely in HTML; therefore, any browser that understands modern HTML works. Mozilla, and any 3.0+ version of Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, will do.
To log into the management interface, point your Web browser to Zope's management URL. The management URL for Zope is Zope's base URL with /manage appended. Assuming you have Zope installed on your local machine serving on the default port 8080, the management URL is
This URL usually works, but you might need to log in to a different machine than the one shown here. To find out exactly where to log into your URL, look at the logging information Zope prints as it starts up. For example:
2000-08-07T23:00:53 INFO(0) ZServer Medusa (V1.18) started at _Mon Aug 7 16:00:53 2000 Hostname: peanut Port:8080 2000-08-07T23:00:53 INFO(0) ZServer FTP server started at _Mon Aug 7 16:00:53 2000 Authorizer:None Hostname: peanut Port: 8021
The first log entry indicates Zope is running on a machine named peanut and that the Web server is listening on port 8080. This means that the management URL is http://peanut:8080/manage.
After you enter Zope's management URL in your browser, your browser prompts you to provide a username and password. Type in the initial username and password created during the install process. If you don't know the initial username and password, then shut Zope down by closing its window, and change the initial user password with the zpasswd.py script and restart Zope. See Chapter 6 for more information about configuring the initial user account.