You can update the password of a local user in vCenter Server 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.