Changing user passwords using HDvM - SN

System Administrator Guide for VSP 5000 Series

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Security administrators with the View & Modify role can change the password of Device Manager - Storage Navigator (HDvM - SN) users using HDvM - SN.
Tip: If the user has a local user account for the authentication server, the security administrator can use the authentication server, if desired, to change the user's password. After the password is changed, the user can use the new password both on the authentication server and in HDvM - SN.
  • When using management software (for example, Ops Center), you might need to change the password information registered in the software. For details, see the documentation for the software product.
  • If the security administrator changes the password of a user who is currently logged in to HDvM - SN, the user must log out and then log back in using the new password to continue operations.
  • If the security administrator changes the user account of the maintenance personnel, make sure to notify the maintenance personnel of the change in the account information. If no contact is made, the maintenance personnel will not be able to log in and perform the maintenance operations.

    If a password validity period is set, make sure to change it periodically to prevent the account from being locked.

  • To enable the Require Password Change on First Login function, you must select Yes on the User Account Policies window and also on either the Create User window or the Edit User window. If No is selected on the User Account Policies window, or if No is selected on both the Create User and Edit User windows, this function is disabled.
  • You must have the Security Administrator (View & Modify) role to perform this task.
  • The target user must have a local user account for HDvM - SN.
  1. In the HDvM - SN Administration tree, select User Groups.
  2. On the User Groups tab, select the user group to which the user belongs.
  3. On the User tab, select the user whose password you want to change, and then click Change Password.
  4. In the Change Password window, specify the new password for the user in the two password fields.
  5. To require the user to change the password on first login, select Yes for Require Password Change on First Login.
    You can select this option only for users who are not currently logged in.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. In the Confirm window, check the settings and enter a task name in Task Name or accept the default name.
    If you want the Tasks window to open automatically after you click Apply, make sure Go to tasks window for status is checked.
  8. Click Apply.
    The task is now registered. If Go to tasks window for status was checked, the Tasks window now opens.