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OnCommand Workflow Automation 5.1

Reset the admin password created during installation


If you have forgotten the password of the admin user that you created when installing the OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) server, you can reset it.

  • You must have root privileges for the Linux system on which you have installed WFA.

  • The WFA services must be running.

  • This procedure resets only the password of the admin user created during the WFA installation.

    You cannot reset the password of other WFA admin users that you created after the WFA installation.

  • This procedure does not enforce the password policy you have configured.

    Therefore, you must enter a password that complies with your password policy or change the password from the WFA user interface after you have reset the password.

  1. As a root user, log in to the Linux system on which WFA is installed.

  2. At the shell prompt, navigate to the following directory on the WFA server: WFA_install_location/wfa/bin/

  3. Enter the following command:

    ./wfa --admin-password [--password=PASS]

    If you have not provided a password, you must enter the password when prompted.

  4. At the shell prompt, follow the on-screen instructions.