Change or reset tdsadmin password in RDS Tivoli

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Question

How to manually change or reset the tdsadmin password in Rational Directory Sserver(RDS) Tivoli on Windows and Unix?

Cause

This may be necessary if the tdsadmin operating system(OS)password was accidentally modified or if the tdsadmin password for logging into Rational Directory Administration is lost.

Answer

The steps to manually change or reset the tdsadmin password in RDS Tivoli are different for Windows and UNIX/Linux

Changing the tdsadmin password on Windows

  1. Shutdown RDS with the following script:
    <RDS_installation_location>\IBM\Rational\RDS\RDSUtility\Stop_RDS_Server.bat

  2. Change the tdsadmin OS password on your Windows machine.

  3. Open Windows services and look for the IBM DB2 services.



  4. For each DB2 service started by tdsadmin, open its properties and update with the new tdsadmin password under the 'Log On' tab.

  5. Start the DB2 services. They should now be started successfully.

  6. Run the following command to reset the DB2 administrative user password. This password must match the new password specified for tdsadmin in step 2:
    <TDS_installation_location>\LDAP\V6.3\sbin\idscfgdb -I tdsadmin -w new_password -n

  7. Edit the ibmslapd.conf file located in
    <TDS_installation_Directory>\idsslapd-tdsadmin\etc\ and set the following:

    For "dn: cn=Configuration",
    For example if
    Original value: ibm-slapdPwEncryption: ssha
    Change it to
    New value: ibm-slapdPwEncryption: none
    For "dn: cn=TDSAdminGroupEntry, cn=AdminGroup, cn=Configuration", set "ibm-slapdAdminPW: new_password".
    For example if
    Original value: ibm-slapdAdminPW: {AES256}nLYf8VVP0+CuxcaLeFXHKw==
    Change it to
    New value: ibm-slapdAdminPW: <new_password>

  8. Start RDS by running the following script:
    <RDS_installation_location>\RDSUtility\Start_RDS_server.bat

  9. Launch RDA in your web browser and verify that login is successful with the new password.

  10. Exit RDA and shutdown RDS as described in step 1.

  11. Open the ibmslapd.conf file again for editing as described in step 7 and encrypt the new password.
    For " dn: cn=Configuration" set "ibm-slapdPwEncryption: ssha"

  12. Start RDS by running the following script:
    <RDS_installation_location>\RDSUtility\Start_RDS_server.bat



Changing tdsadmin password on Unix

  1. Shutdown RDS if it is running with the following script:
    <RDS_installation_location>/RDSUtility/stop_rds_server.sh

  2. Change the tdsadmin OS password on your Unix machine.

  3. Run the following command to reset the DB2 administrative user password. This password must match the new password specified for tdsadmin in step 2:
    <TDS_installation_location>/ldap/V6.3/sbin/idscfgdb -I tdsadmin -w <new_password> -n

  4. Edit the ibmslapd.conf file located in:
    <RDS_installation_location>/Instance/idsslapd-tdsadmin/etc and set the following:

    For "dn: cn=Configuration",
    For e.g. if
    Original value: ibm-slapdPwEncryption: ssha
    Change it to
    New value: ibm-slapdPwEncryption: none
    For "dn: cn=TDSAdminGroupEntry, cn=AdminGroup, cn=Configuration", set "ibm-slapdAdminPW: new_password".
    For e.g. if
    Original value: ibm-slapdAdminPW: {AES256}nLYf8VVP0+CuxcaLeFXHKw==
    Change it to
    New value: ibm-slapdAdminPW: <new_password>

  5. Start RDS by running the following script:
    <RDS_installation_location>/RDSUtility/start_rds_server.sh

  6. Launch RDA in your web browser and verify that login is successful with the new password

  7. Exit RDA and again stop RDS as described in step 1.

  8. Open the ibmslapd.conf file for editing again as described in step 4 and encrypt the password:
    For " dn: cn=Configuration" set "ibm-slapdPwEncryption: ssha"

  9. Start RDS by running the following script:
    <RDS_installation_location>/RDSUtility/start_rds_server.sh

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Document information


More support for:

Rational Directory Server
Tivoli

Software version:

5.2, 5.2.0.1, 5.2.0.2, 5.2.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1413301

Modified date:

2014-01-15

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