Appendix C. Changing Passwords on the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager

This appendix describes how to change passwords for the administrative users for Administration Portal and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager's PostgreSQL database respectively.

C.1. Changing Password for the Administrative User

The admin@internal user account is automatically created when you installed and configured Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. This account is stored locally in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager's PostgreSQL database, and exists separately from other directory services. Unlike the IPA or Active Directory domains, users cannot be added or deleted from the internal domain. The admin@internal user is the SuperUser of the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, and has administrative privileges over the environment via the Administration Portal.
During installation, you were prompted for a password for the admin@internal user. However, if you have forgotten the password, or choose to reset the password, you can use the rhevm-config utility.

Procedure C.1. To reset the password for the admin@internal user

  1. Log in to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager server as the root user.
  2. Use the rhevm-config utility to set a new password for the admin@internal user. Run the following command:
     # rhevm-config -s AdminPassword=<your_password> 
    You do not need to use quotes, but use escape shell characters if you include them in the password.
  3. Restart the JBoss service for the changes to take effect.
     # service jbossas restart