By default, the administrative password for the NSX Manager and NSX Edge appliances expires after 90 days. However, you can reset the expiration period after initial installation and configuration.

If the password expires, you will be unable to log in and manage components. Additionally, any task or API call that requires the administrative password to execute will fail. If your password expires, see Knowledge Base article 70691 NSX-T admin password expired.


  1. Use a secure program to connect to the NSX CLI console.
  2. Reset the expiration period.
    You can set the expiration period for between 1 and 9999 days.
    nsxcli> set user admin password-expiration <1 - 9999>
    Note: Alternatively, you can use API commands to set the admin password expiration period.
  3. (Optional) You can disable password expiry so the password never expires.
    nsxcli> clear user admin password-expiration