Change a Password

This topic explains how to change a user's password.


There are no prerequisites.


This procedure is carried out using ConfD.

The ConfD examples are written in Bash on a Linux terminal running the Exasol tool confd_client, which is accessed by connecting to EXAClusterOS on the database nodes using Exasol Deployment Tool (c4). You can also interact with ConfD from an external tool using Python and XML-RPC. For more information, see ConfD.

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  1. Connect to EXAClusterOS (COS) using c4 connect -t<DEPLOYMENT>/cos. For example:

    c4 connect -t1/cos

    If you do not specify a node, you will normally be connected to the first node in the deployment. If the cluster is configured with an access node, the first node is the access node (usually n10). The COS command prompt indicates which node you are currently connected to.

    [root@n10 ~]#

    For more information about c4 commands, see Exasol Deployment Tool (c4).

  2. When changing a password, you must specify the user name of the user that needs a new password. To find the user name, run the ConfD job user_list:

    confd_client -c user_list
  3. To change the password, run the ConfD job user_passwd. For example:

    confd_client -c user_passwd -a '{password: NEW_PASSWORD, username: USERNAME}'

By default the password is encoded.


Attempt to log in using the new password. For more information, see Administration API Reference.

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