Changing the Configuration Manager password

You can change the password to access the Configuration Manager client. Two methods are available to change the password.

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You can change the Configuration Manager password when you open the Configuration Manager by clicking Modify in the window where you enter your user ID and password.

Alternatively, to change the Configuration Manager password, complete the following steps:


  1. Start:
    • LinuxAIXA command line session.
    • For IBM i OS operating systemA QShell session.
    • WindowsA command prompt session.
  2. Change to the following directory:
    • LinuxAIXFor IBM i OS operating systemWC_installdir/bin
    • WindowsWC_installdir\bin
  3. Issue the following command:
    • LinuxAIXFor IBM i OS operating system./ new_password
    • Windowswcs_encrypt new_password

    Where new_password is the new password for the Configuration Manager.

    Two encrypted versions of the new password will be generated:

    • ASCII encrypted string
    • HEX encrypted string
    The ASCII encrypted string will be required for the next step.
  4. Open the PwdMgr.xml file in a text editor.
    • LinuxAIXWindowsWC_installdir/instances
    • For IBM i OS operating systemWC_userdir/instances
  5. Modify LoginPassword in the PwdMgr.xml file with the ASCII encrypted password from step 3 and save your changes.