Supermicro HTML5 IPMI - Change password?

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  1. altano

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    Does anyone know if it's possible to change the IPMI password on a Supermicro board through the HTML5 client, or is this something I still require the Java app for?
     
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    Are you talking about using IPMI tool or just the web GUI?
     
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  3. Aestr

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    The IPMI password can be changed through the web GUI. I'm not aware of a time when the java client was required to do that.
     
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  4. altano

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    Not sure what you mean. There’s the Java IPMIView and the web GUI. I’m trying to just get by with the web GUI but I can’t find a way to change the default password on a new board.
     
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  5. Aestr

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    From the webGUI:

    Configuration->Users

    - Click on ADMIN
    - Click "Modify User" button
    - Check "Change Password"
    - Enter password and confirm in the next box
    - Click "Modify" button to save changes

    Let me know if something isn't making sense or lining up with what you see in your UI
     
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    Oh, I guess I'm blind. Thanks so much, Aestr!
     
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  7. BlueLineSwinger

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    Actually, while you're doing this, consider adding another admin-level user and then deleting "ADMIN".

    I always delete or disable any predefined user accounts wherever possible. It may technically be a "security-through-obscurity" tactic, but I feel that leaving preinstalled high-level default accounts enabled is a bad idea, much the same as having an enabled "root" user on a *nix box with remote login to it allowed.
     
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  8. EffrafaxOfWug

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    I've got a setup script for my hardware that does the same thing via command line (ipmitool) if you're interested, easier than futzing around the web GUI, basically revolving around the following commands (which do allow simply renaming the ADMIN account):
    Code:
    # display all users
    ipmitool user list 1
    
    # change username of user $ID (case-sensitive, defaults to ADMIN on SM boards)
    ipmitool user set name $ID ipmiadmin
    
    # reset pwd of user $ID
    ipmitool user set password $ID
     
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