How to reset the password of the Admin account in Change 5.x

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How do you reset the password of the Admin account in IBM Rational Change 5.x?


Steps to reset the password in Change 5.x is as follows:

  1. Edit the local_admin.xml located at in the <CHANGE_HOME\wsconfig> folder.

    Changes to this file are applied automatically.
    To enable a locked account, remove the locked tag.
    To override the existing encrypted password, delete the password tag and
    replace it with a password-unencrypted tag with a clear text password.
    The clear text password will be encrypted and removed the next time this
    file is accessed.
    - <local-admin>

  2. Make the changes to the following entry



    AnwYzbH6zXY = Encrypted old password.



    where: password is the new password.

  3. Save and exit the file.

    Login to Change with the new password.

The local_admin.xml file will now have a encrypted password.

Document information

More support for:

Rational Change
General Information

Software version:

5.0, 5.1, 5.2

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

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