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IAS_ADMIN Password Reset and Change

February 18, 2010

up to  10.1.2.x   ias_admin account is admin account  and is useful in doing administration from AS console

Applies: Oracle Application Server 10g Enterprise Edition – Version: 9.0.4.0.0 to 10.1.2.3.0

Ways to reset ias_admin password

1) You don’t know ias_admin password

if you don’t know the ias_admin password to login  into AS control then you can reset the password from UNIX command line.

Step1: Shutting down the AS console

$ORACLE_HOME/bin/emctl stop iasconsole

Step2:  Backup jazn-data.xml file located in $ORACLE_HOME/sysman/j2ee/config/

ias_admin uses jazn-data.xml file for its authentication.

Step3:  vi jazn-data.xml ( Enterprise-manger looks  for  ias_admin credentials in this file so remove that line)

<name>enterprise-manager</name>
<users>
<user>
<name>admin</name>
<credentials>{903}AEv4caduYJEkYduC+hgyW89ZfnAv49uY</credentials>
</user>

<user>
<name>anonymous</name>
</user>
<user>
<name>ias_admin</name>
<credentials>{903}Xe4yKeg3QH9xTxW+DppxkrPnn5YDe50K</credentials>
</user>
</users>
<roles>

Step4: Reset ias_admin password  of AS console through UNIX command line.

$ORACLE_HOME/bin/emctl set password reset new_password

Step5:  Start AS control

$ORACLE_HOME/bin/emctl start iasconsole

login in AS control with new_password

2) You knew the ias_admin password and you wat to change it from command line

emctl set password <old_password> <new_password>

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