Thank you for your time and help. I'll go slog through a minimal course on server security ... even though I have no need for it.
I just needed Wildfly to tryout some stuff that someone else will someday have to deploy ... although for now the stuff lives in an environment where no one else has access.
But to clarify:
I reinstalled a brand new out of the box Wildfly just to clear out any junk I may have added to its over zealous security code.
I remembered to edit add-user.properties so I could use a short pw/id
I went to the console and obediently obeyed its demand I password protect access. (so far so good)
I poked around in the console (9990) to see what the Administration Tab did.
Wildfly told me I had to run the following code to use that Tab.
So I used the CLI to do as told. (so far so good)
It gave me access to the Tab.
Then went away.
Then came back.
Now I'm locked out of the console entirely. (so far ... not good.)
So if you wouldn't mind, I'd much appreciate your just confirming whether I can reclaim control by modifying stuff in standalone-full.xml
... or if I need to reinstall again.
Right now, http://localhost:9990/console/App.html
gets me nothing but rejected
For what it's worth. The biggest problem I've had with the forums everywhere is how often people on the inside offer advice (I assume is great) on what to change
... without giving even a hint of where the heck it get's changed.
Take for example you note:
... "You can look at the existing database and SIMPLY repeat what the original admin ...."
Yep. No doubt I could.
Grin ... Just let me google "existing database" to see what you meant.
I do appreciate your time,
and ... this too shall pass,