If the default password for the Orchestrator configuration interface is changed, you cannot retrieve it because Orchestrator uses encryption to encode passwords. You can revert to the default password vmware if the current password is not known.


  1. Navigate to the location of the passwd.properties configuration file.



    If you installed Orchestrator with the vCenter Server installer

    Go to install_directory\VMware\Infrastructure\Orchestrator\configuration\conf\.

    If you installed the standalone version of Orchestrator

    Go to install_directory\VMware\Orchestrator\configuration\conf\.

    If you deployed the Orchestrator Appliance

    Go to /etc/vco/configuration/.

  2. Open the passwd.properties file in a text editor.
  3. Delete the contents of the file.
  4. Add the following line to the passwd.properties file.
  5. Save the passwd.properties file.

    If you are using the Orchestrator Appliance, you might need to set the ownership of the passwd.properties file by running the chown vco.vco passwd.properties command.

  6. Restart the vCenter Orchestrator Configuration service.


You can log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface with the default credentials.

  • User name: vmware

  • Password: vmware