You can update the password of a local user in the vCenter Server Appliance for security reasons.


Access the appliance shell and log in as a user who has a super administrator role.

The default user with a super administrator role is root.


Run the localaccounts.user.password.update --username command.

For example, to change the password of a user with user name test, run the following command:

localaccounts.user.password.update --username test

Enter and confirm the new password when prompted.