Change passwords

You can change the user passwords for each user profile in Access Management.

Before you begin
  • You must be logged in as the local administrator, which includes Root admin permissions.

  • You must know the local administrator password.

About this task

Keep these guidelines in mind when choosing a password:

  • Any new local user passwords must meet or exceed the current setting for a minimum password (in View/Edit Settings).

  • Passwords are case sensitive.

  • Trailing spaces are not stripped from passwords when they are set. Be careful to include spaces if they were included in the password.

  • For increased security, use at least 15 alphanumeric characters and change the password frequently.


Changing the password in System Manager also changes it in the command line interface (CLI). In addition, password changes cause the user’s active session to terminate.

  1. Select Settings  Access Management.

  2. Select the Local User Roles tab.

  3. Select a user from the table.

    The Change Password button becomes available.

  4. Select Change Password.

    The Change Password dialog box opens.

  5. If no minimum password length is set for local user passwords, you can check the box to require the selected user to enter a password to access the storage array, and then you can type the new password for the selected user.

  6. Enter your local administrator password, and then click Change.


If the user is currently logged in, the password change causes the user’s active session to terminate.