The password is the only field in the security configuration file that is encrypted. You can change the password in the security configuration files.

The configuration files are located in the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf directory of a product.


  1. Go to the BASEDIR/smarts/bin directory and enter the following command to open the security configuration file:
    sm_edit conf/<security configuration file>
    For example, to open the serverConnect.conf file:
    sm_edit conf/serverConnect.conf
  2. Review the contents of the file.
    The serverConnect.conf file may include lines similar to the following:
    Smarts :admin :<SYS> :All 
    Smarts-WP :user5 :Password :Ping
    Smarts :operator :Password :Monitor
    Smarts :* :<SYS> :None
    Note: Encrypted passwords are preceded by <E-1.0>
  3. Delete the current password and replace it with the new password in cleartext.
    If the current value is encrypted, delete the <E-1.0> tag that marks the password as encrypted as well as the current password. The special values <DEFAULT>, <PROMPT>, <SYS>, and <AUTO> in the files are not encrypted.
  4. Save and close the file.
    The modified version of the security configuration file is saved to the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf directory.
    Note: The appropriate values are encrypted as part of the process.
  5. Repeat the steps for all of the security configuration files.
  6. Restart the Manager if applicable.
    Note: If a security configuration file already includes the first line for encryption, specify the sm_edit utility with the --noedit option to encrypt the file without opening it. You must have administrative privileges when entering this command. BASEDIR/smarts/bin/ sm_edit --noedit conf/<security configuration file>