For security reasons, you can change passwords for the SDDC Manager root (root) and super user (vcf) accounts. Changing these passwords periodically or when certain events occur, such as an administrator leaving your organization, reduces the likelihood of security vulnerabilities.

The SDDC Manager root password expires after 365 days.


  1. SSH in to the SDDC Manager VM using the vcf user account.
  2. Enter su to switch to the root user.
  3. Enter one of the following commands:
    Option Description
    passwd vcf To change the super user password.
    passwd root To change the root password.
  4. Enter and retype the new password. For example:
    root@sddc-manager [ /home/vcf ]# passwd vcf
    New password:
    Retype new password:
    passwd: password updated successfully


The password is updated.