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How do I change the admin account password used for replication in DS 5.x or 6.x?

Last updated Apr 8, 2021

The purpose of this article is to provide information on changing the admin account password used for replication in DS.

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Changing the admin account password used for replication

There is no default admin account password used for replication. When you enable replication for the first time using the dsreplication configure command, you set the password to be used for this account. This user is created in the cn=admin data backend, which is replicated across all servers.

You can change the password using a standard LDAP operation. For example, you would use a command such as the following if the user was 'admin':

$ ./ldappasswordmodify --bindDN "cn=Directory Manager" --bindPassword password --port 4444 --newPassword Passw0rd --authzID "cn=admin,cn=Administrators,cn=admin data" --trustAll --useSSL

You can then test the new password with the dsreplication status command, for example:

$ ./dsreplication status --adminUID admin --adminPassword Passw0rd --hostname --port 4444 --trustAll

See Also

FAQ: Passwords in DS

Troubleshooting DS

Administration Guide › Resetting Administrator Passwords

Reference › dsreplication

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