When you configured the VMware Identity Manager virtual appliance initially, you created passwords for the admin user, root user, and sshuser. You can change these passwords from the Appliance Settings tab in the VMware Identity Manager administration console.

Make sure that you create strong passwords. Strong passwords should be at least eight characters long and include uppercase and lowercase characters and at least one digit or special character.


  1. In the VMware Identity Manager console, click the Appliance Settings tab.
  2. Click VA Configuration > Manage Configuration.
  3. To change the admin password, select Change Password. To change the root or sshuser passwords, select System Security.
    Important: The admin user password must be at least 6 characters in length.
  4. Enter the new password.
  5. Click Save.