You can change the VMware Identity Manager service admin user password from the connector admin pages at https://<hostnameFQDN>:8443/cfg/login. However, if you are unable to log in and need to reset the password, you can use the hznSetAdminPassword.bat script to reset the password.


  1. In the Windows server, open the Command Prompt window.
  2. Navigate to the IDM_INSTALL_DIR>\usr\local\horizon\bin folder.
    cd <IDM_INSTALL_DIR>\usr\local\horizon\bin
    where IDM_INSTALL_DIR is the VMware Identity Manager service installation directory.
  3. Run the following command.
    hznAdminTool.bat setSystemAdminPassword -pass newPassword
    The admin user password must be at least 6 characters in length.