Yes, I know. I should have wrote it down but who’s got the time right? 🙂
Anyway, I locked myself off and I cannot open the vRealize Orchestrator configuration page. Here is a quick procedure that will recover vRealize Orchestrator password. Please note that this procedure is intended to recover the vRealize Orchestrator password on the appliance version.
Recover vRealize Orchestrator password
- Open the vRO appliance and log in with the root user.
- Go to: # /etc/vco/configuration
- In this step we will be manipulating the passwd.properties file so it is a good idea to create a backup of this file first. Type: # cp passwd.properties passwd.properties.old
- Open the file with vi by typing: # vi passwd.properties
- You will see something similar to this.
- Press Insert key and remove all that comes after vmware=
- Next, enter this exact phase (92963abd36c896b93a36b8e296ff3387) after the vmware= string. This will be the default password “vmware”.
- Press the ESC and type :wq! to save and exit the file.
- Restart the vRO configuration services by typing the following command: # service vco-configurator restart
- Open your web browser and navigate to the vRO configuration page.
- Log in with password “vmware” and change the password as prompted.
You should now be able to open the vRO configuration page. You can also remove the passwd.properties.old file now.