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Oracle® ILOM Security Guide For Firmware Releases 3.x and 4.x

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Updated: May 2019
 
 

Modify Default Password for root Account at First Login

To enable first-time login and access to Oracle ILOM, a preconfigured Administrator root account and a default password (changeme) are provided with the system. To prevent unauthorized access to Oracle ILOM, the default password (changeme) that is shipped with the preconfigured root account must be changed at first login. Otherwise, the preconfigured root account and default password (changeme) will act as a shared account, enabling administrator access to any user.

Use the following web-based instructions to modify the default password (changeme) that is shipped with the preconfigured Administrator root account.


Note - If you do not have access to the preconfigured root account and you require access to Oracle ILOM administrator features, contact your system administrator for a user account with administrator privileges.

Before You Begin

  • Review the Security Guidelines for Managing User Accounts and Passwords.


    Note - Assigning a strong, secure password to the root account is essential for preventing unauthorized access to Oracle ILOM features. A strong password should contain a combination of lowercase and uppercase characters, and at least one special character such as % or $.
  • The User Management (u) role is required to modify local user account passwords in Oracle ILOM.

  1. Navigate to the User Account page in the Oracle ILOM web interface.

    For instance, in the:

    • 3.0.x web interface, click User Management -> User Accounts.
    • 3.1 and later web interface, click User Management -> User Accounts.
  2. In the User Account page, click Edit for the root account.

    An Edit: User Root dialog appears.

  3. In the Edit: User Root dialog, perform the following:
    • Enter a unique password in the New Password text box, then re-enter the same password in the Confirm New Password text box.
    • Click Save to apply the change.

Related Information

  • Configuring a Local User Account, Oracle ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance (Firmware 3.2.x)

  • Configuring a Local User Account, Oracle ILOM 3.1 Configuration and Maintenance Guide

  • Modify a User Account, Oracle ILOM 3.0 Daily Management - CLI Procedures Guide

  • Modify a User Account, Oracle ILOM 3.0 Daily Management - Web Procedures Guide

  • Physical Security Presence for Resetting root Account Default Password