How to reset Password for Portal Admin if forgotten?


Problem Statement:

How to reset Password for Portal Admin if forgotten?


This article talks about how to change administrative passwords by editing the user's profile via WebSphere Portal. However, in the case of a forgotten password, you can resolve the issue by performing the steps  below.

1. Navigate to profile directory \IBM\WebSphere\wp_profile\bin\

2. Run the following command

wsadmin -conntype NONE

3. Issue the following command and press enter

$AdminTask changeFileRegistryAccountPassword {-userId admin -password admin}

$AdminConfig save

The above commands should reset the user's password in the fileRegistry.xml located in <wp_profile>/config/cells/<cellname>. However, note that you will still need to run the Portal ConfigEngine task(s) to update the configuration with the new password information:

4. Navigate to IBM\WebSphere\wp_profile\ConfigEngine directory.

5. Issue the following command

ConfigEngine.bat wp-change-portal-admin-user - DnewAdminId=uid=wpsadmin,o=defaultWIMFileBasedRealm -DnewAdminPw=Pass1234 -Dskip.ldap.validation=true

6. If your WebSphere Application Server admin user is the same ID as your Portal admin user, then also issue the following command:

ConfigEnginewp-change-was-admin-user -DnewAdminId=uid=wpsadmin,o=defaultWIMFileBasedRealm -DnewAdminPw=Pass1234 -Dskip.ldap.validation=true
Where wpsadmin is the new userId and Pass1234 is the new password of the server.

7. Restart the servers including Portal.

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