You can update the password of a local user in the vCenter Server Appliance for security reasons.
- Access the appliance shell and log in as a user who has a super administrator role.
The default user with a super administrator role is root.
- Run the localaccounts.user.password.update --username user name --password command.
For example, to change the password of a user with user name test, run the following command:
localaccounts.user.password.update --username test --password
- Enter and confirm the new password when prompted.