CMS Reset User Passwords

· Avaya

From the CMS Main Menu, highlight the Commands (F3).
CMS displays the Commands menu.

2. Select UNIX (r) system.
The screen clears and a $ prompt is displayed.

3. Enter the following command:

4. At the Password: prompt, enter the root password.
The # prompt is displayed.

5. Enter the following command:
passwd <userid>
(Where <userid> is the ID of the user who needs a new password)
Solaris displays a prompt for the new password.

6. Enter a new password for the user.
Solaris displays the # prompt.

7. Enter the following command:
passwd -f <userid>
(Where <userid> is the ID of the user with a new password.)
Solaris displays the # prompt.

The passwd –f command will force the user to change their password the next time they log in to CMS.


Comments RSS
  1. Eddie

    Can you update with the latest commands on R17? Thanks.


    • Grizzlys

      Not aware they have changed ?


  2. Vaughn

    I get prompted to enter the new password. This I assume if the new initial password. BUT the user never gets prompted to change it.


    • walks

      run this after the passwd command
      chage -d 0
      this will force password change at next login


  3. Laura

    I’m looking for the time frame a temporary password is valid after resetting on an Avaya CMS ACM location for new user.


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