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Manual Chapter: Default User Accounts and Passwords
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About default passwords for pre-defined users

When you initially license the BIG-IQ system, it creates the following administrative roles with a default password.

  • admin
  • root

Changing the default password for the administrator user

You must specify the management IP address settings for the BIG-IQ system to prompt the system automatically create the administrator user.
After you initially license and configure the BIG-IQ system, it is important to change the password for the administrator password user from the default password, admin.
  1. Log in to the BIG-IQ system with the administrator user name and password.
  2. At the top of the screen, click System >Users.
  3. On the Users panel, click the properties gear for Admin User.
  4. In the Password and Confirm Password fields, type a new password.
  5. Click the Add button.

Changing the default password for the root user

You must specify the management IP address settings for the BIG-IQ system to prompt the system automatically create the root user.
After you initially license and configure the BIG-IQ system, it is important to change the password for the root user from the default password, default.
  1. Log in to the BIG-IQ system with the administrator user name and password.
  2. At the top of the screen, click Users.
  3. On the Users panel, click the gear icon for the root user.
  4. In the Password and Confirm Password fields, type a new password.
  5. Click the Save button.
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