You can change the root password for any vRealize Operations Manager master or data node at any time by using the console.
Before you begin
Verify that the root password for the appliance meets your organization’s corporate password complexity requirements. If the account password starts with
$6$, it uses a sha512 hash. This is the standard hash for all hardened appliances.
About this task
The root user bypasses the
pam_cracklib module password complexity check, which is found in
etc/pam.d/common-password. All hardened appliances enable
enforce_for_root for the
pw_history module, found in the
etc/pam.d/common-password file. The system remembers the last five passwords by default. Old passwords are stored for each user in the
- Run the
# passwdcommand at the root shell of the appliance.
- To verify the hash of the root password, log in as root and run the
# more /etc/shadowcommand.
The hash information appears.
- If the root password does not contain a sha512 hash, run the
passwdcommand to change it.