When you configured the VMware Identity Manager for Windows initially, you created passwords for the admin user. You can change the admin password from the Appliance Settings tab in the identity manager 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.


If you are unable to log in and need to reset the password, you can use the hznSetAdminPassword.bat script to reset the password. See Resetting Admin User Password for VMware Identity Manager for Windows.


  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.

    The admin user password must be at least 6 characters in length.

  4. Enter the new password.
  5. Click Save.