Each appliance has two built-in users, admin and audit, that you can use to log in and run CLI commands. You can change the password for these users but cannot add or delete users.


  1. Log in to the appliance's CLI.
  2. Run the set user command. For example,
        nsx> set user admin
        Current password:
        New password:
        Confirm new password:
    The password must meet these password complexity requirements:
    • At least eight characters in length

    • At least one uppercase character

    • At least one lowercase character

    • At least one numeric character

    • At least one special character