As for security standards, passwords should be kept in a secure vault, and admins should have access to them. Sometimes however passwords are getting lost or admin can get some environment handed over with no passwords. In those articles, I describe how to recover a root password for VCSA and PhotonOS. Today I will show you how to recover passwords for firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: This procedure is valid for VCSA 6.x and 7.0.
Here is a run list:
- SSH to your VCSA with root credentials
- If needed change to BASH shell
- Run the command:
- Select option number 3 -> Reset account password
- Please enter account UPN -> email@example.com
NOTE: VCSA will generate a random password for the account provided. Please take note of that password.
NOTE: I used a dummy account firstname.lastname@example.org, which I created to show you a process.
- Log in to vCenter as email@example.com using a new generated password.
- Go to the top-right side where the username is displayed
- From the drop-down menu select
- Change password to desire one.
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