If an admin user forgets his password, he cannot retrieve it using the Management Console. In such a scenario, has to change the password by running the chpasswd script located in <PRODUCT_HOME>/bin folder on the machine that hosts the Carbon server.
Before executing this script, the Carbon instance should be shut down.
In order to change a user's password, you need to provide the following information:
- The Carbon database URL: By default, WSO2 Carbon is shipped with H2 database so the default URL is jdbc:h2:repository/database/WSO2CARBON_DB;DB_CLOSE_ON_EXIT=FALSE. This URL may change if a different database was specified during the installation. Then the URL will be in the form of jdbc:h2:<PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/database/WSO2CARBON_DB.
- The Database driver class: For the default H2 database, the driver will be automatically picked up by the system. If a different database is used, the driver class needs to be specified.
- The database's username and password: Again for the default H2 database, the default username and password will be used by the system. However, if a different username/password is used, you are required to reset the admin password.
- The username and new password of the user whose password is to be changed: If you do not provide these as command line arguments, you will be prompted for it during execution.
The command line options available for chpasswd is as follows:
Command Line Option
The database URL
The database driver class
The username for the database
The password for the database
The username of the user whose password is to be changed.
The new password of the user whose password is to be changed.
The following message is displayed if the password is updated successfully:
If the database path includes directory names with spaces, the whole URL needs to be included within quotations.