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How to reset WAS password?

Roderick Jeter (114) | asked Dec 10 '21, 12:13 p.m.

 Password reset for administrative user  in WAS (v. 8.x & 9.x)

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David Honey (1.8k17) | answered Dec 10 '21, 12:43 p.m.

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Leonardo Benevides (266324) | answered Dec 10 '21, 2:09 p.m.
edited Dec 10 '21, 2:15 p.m.
To reset the PW to the default credencial, follow one of the 2 steps:

1. By editing the security xml file:

1. Locate the security.xml file and take a backup of it.
2. open security.xml file for editing and search for enabled=”true”
3. modify it to enabled=”false” (you need to do this only for the very first occurrence of enabled=”true”)
4. Restart the servers. ...
5. Log into admin console using ADMIN , ADMIN.


2. Using the wsadmin command:

1. /wasInstallPath/AppServer1/bin/># wsadmin -conntype NONE
2. wsadmin> securityoff
3. wsadmin> exit
4. Restart the servers.
5. Enable the security from administrative console.


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