Resetting Service Account Password in AppScan Enterprise through the ASE AdminUtil tool

The AdminUtil tool helps users to avoid rerun the configuration wizard on the AppScan Enterprise Server and the DAST Scanner(s) to reset the password.

Before you begin

  • AppScan Enterprise V10.0.1 Server or the DAST Scanner(s) should be installed.
  • User trying to reset the password must be AppScan Enterprise configured Service Account user or any user with Administrator privileges.
  • No scans should be running while trying to reset the password through AppScan Enterprise AdminUtil tool. Any progressive scans might be suspended as the utility restarts all the three AppScan Enterprise and IIS services.

About this task

To reset the Service Account password through the AdminUtil tool.


  1. Launch the command prompt as an Administrator.
  2. In the command prompt, navigate to the ASE AdminUtil path (The ASE AdminUtil would exist in the AppScan Enterprise installation folder.)
  3. Execute the command aseadminutil.exe -updatesvcpwd and press [Enter]. The command prompts you to enter the new password.
  4. Enter the new password to be reset and press [Enter].
  5. Re-enter the new password again to confirm and press [Enter].
  6. The following command execution process begins, wait for these actions to complete:
    • AppScan Enterprise Application service stopped
    • AppScan Enterprise Application service updated
    • AppScan Enterprise Application service started
    • AppScan Enterprise Agent service stopped
    • AppScan Enterprise Agent service updated
    • AppScan Enterprise Agent service started
    • AppScan Enterprise Alert service stopped
    • AppScan Enterprise Alert service updated
    • AppScan Enterprise Alert service started
    • IIS instance username information updated
    • IIS instance password information updated
    After these actions are complete, the Password is updated successfully message appears.
  7. Login to AppScan Enterprise with the new password to verify it.
    Note: The AdminUtil should be executed on the AppScan Enterprise Server and all the systems where the DAST Scanner(s) are installed.