You can update the password of a local user in the vCenter Server Appliance for security reasons.


  1. 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.

  2. 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
  3. Enter and confirm the new password when prompted.