If the VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) admin password is changed outside of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, you can use a PATCH request to update the password in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.


Satisfy the following conditions before performing the tasks for this use case.

  • Use POST /lcm/api/v1/login to log in to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.

  • Verify that you have a valid authentication token that matches your login credentials. See Request an Authentication Token.


  1. Submit a request with the new admin password to update the vIDM admin password in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.
    curl -X PATCH "https://LCM-Hostname/lcm/api/v1/settings/add/vidm/vidmsettings" \
            -H "accept: application/json" \
            -H "x-xenon-auth-token: $token" \
            -H "content-type: application/json" \
            -d "{"adminPassword": "<new_admin_password>"}"

    Where new_admin_password is the updated admin password.

  2. Examine the response to see the ID and the status of the request.
    • id = ID of the PATCH operation

    • status=Status of the request