Change WebSphere Portal 7 Administrator password


IBM® WebSphere® Portal treats wpsadmin (the administrator) as any other user, just with more permissions granted. With a normal configuration, it is possible to change the wpsadmin or equivalent password through the user interface, just like any other user can manage their own password through the user interface. However, if the wpsadmin account is also used for more than just the administrator, then additional changes, outlined in other steps in this section, must be made to accommodate the change.

Perform the following steps to change the administrator password:

Note: You can also change the Administrator password, like any other user password, using an LDAP editor.

1.        Log in to WebSphere Portal as an administrator.

2.        Click your user ID and select Edit My Profile.

Your user ID is located at the upper-right of the screen.

3.        Complete the appropriate fields to change your password.

4.        Click Continue.

5.        Complete the following steps to change the information stored in the SearchAdminUser alias:

a.        Log in to the WebSphere Application Server Administrative Console.

b.        Click Security -> Global security.

c.        Under Authentication, click Java Authentication and Authorization Service -> J2C authentication data.

d.        Edit the SearchAdminUser alias.

e.        Update the user ID and/or password to match your WebSphere Portal administrator information.

Additionally, you should also change the password in the wkplc.properties file, located in the wp_profile_root/ConfigEngine/properties directory.

Verify if the password changed on the LDAP Server.

6.        Perform the following steps to update the RunAsRole, which changes the stored password:
You can change the password for the WebSphere Application Server administrator user ID using the WebSphere Portal Edit My Profile portlet, the native utilities for the user repository, such as the LDAP administration interface or the WebSphere Application Server Administrative utilities. Regardless of which option you choose, once you have updated the successfully updated the password, you must also update the RunAsRole for the PZNScheduler application.

a.        Log in to the WebSphere Application Server Administrative Console with your new password.

b.        Navigate to Applications -> Application Types -> WebSphere enterprise applications.

c.        Locate and click the pznscheduler application.

d.        Click User RunAs Roles under Detail Properties.

e.        Select RuleEventRunAsRole and then click Remove.

f.        Enter the fully distinguished name (DN) of the WebSphere Application Server Administrator in the username field and the new password in the password field.

g.        Select RuleEventRunAsRole and then click Apply to apply your changes.

h.        Click OK, save your changes, and then restart the server, using the new password.