JBoss AS7 is secured by default, which means you will have to create users before accessing services and components, such as admin console and remote EJB.
$JBOSS_HOME/bin/add-user.sh, or add-user.bat is the tool for such purpose. By default it runs in interactive mode, and prompt for user name, password, user type, role, realm, etc. It also has a silent mode (-s, or --silent).
For example, to create a management user, which can be used in admin console (http://localhost:9990):
$JBOSS_HOME/bin/add-user.sh -s -u admin -p "abc123***"
To create an application user, which can be used in remote EJB access:
$JBOSS_HOME/bin/add-user.sh -s -u app -p "abc123***" -a -realm ApplicationRealm --role app,user
To view help info:
The user data is persisted in properties files in standalone/configuration and domain/configuration directories:
application-roles.properties application-users.properties mgmt-users.properties
Management users currently are not associated with any role, hence no mgmt-roles.properties. It would be nice to have role-based administration.