Changing the PCoIP Management Console Web Interface Default Password

Disable default admin user

For security reasons, you must disable the default admin user and create a different administrative user with a new name and password (Management Console Enterprise only). See Managing Users.

Important: Set time zone

You should select your time zone at this point. If you do not set the desired time zone, you may run schedules at an undesirable time.

The PCoIP Management Console web user account has the following default user name and password when it is first deployed which must be changed immediately after first login:

  • User name: admin
  • Default password: password
  • Default Role: System Administrator

If further changes to the admin account password are required, perform the following steps:To change the admin account password:

  1. Click SETTINGS and then AUTHENTICATION to display the MANAGEMENT CONSOLE USERS window.
  2. In the USERNAME column, select admin and then click EDIT.
  3. In the Current Password field enter the current password.
  4. In the New Password field, enter the new password.
  5. In the Confirm Password field, enter the password again.
  6. Click SAVE.

Re-enabling the PCoIP Management Console’s Web UI Admin User Account

The PCoIP Management Console virtual machine contains a script that lets you re-enable the PCoIP Management Console web UI admin account from the PCoIP Management Console virtual machine console command line. This is useful if you disable the admin account from PCoIP Management Console Enterprise and subsequently transition to PCoIP Management Console Free before re-enabling the account from the PCoIP Management Console web UI. In this case, you can run this script to re-enable the admin user and enable administrative access to the PCoIP Management Console Free web UI.

To re-enable the admin account:

  1. Select a or b depending on whether you are using the OVA or AMI version of PCoIP Management Console.
  2. Log in using the PCoIP Management Console console admin user name and password.
  3. Change to the scripts directory:
    cd /opt/teradici/scripts
    
  4. Type the following command to run the script:
    ./enable_admin.sh
    

Reverting the PCoIP Management Console’s Web UI Admin User Password

The PCoIP Management Console virtual machine contains a script that lets you revert the password for the PCoIP Management Console’s web interface admin user to password (the default) from the PCoIP Management Console console command line. This is useful if administrators lose their PCoIP Management Console web interface passwords and need a way to get logged in again.

To revert the admin account password to its default value:

  1. Open the PCoIP Management Console console from vSphere Client. See Logging in to the PCoIP Management Console OVA Virtual Machine Console .

  2. Log in using the PCoIP Management Console console admin user name and password.

  3. Change to the scripts directory:

    cd /opt/teradici/scripts
    

  4. Type the following command to run the script:

    ./reset_admin_password.sh BCRYPT New_Password
    

    Password Hashes

    There are two hash arguments when resetting the admin password. BCRYPT is the recommended hash argument to use for passwords over SHA512