How Do I Change the Password for Update Manager?

Written by amanda l. webster Google
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How Do I Change the Password for Update Manager?
Change your password in a few quick steps. (password errata image by UBE from Fotolia.com)

If you’ve forgotten your password for the Sophos Update Manager (SUM) or Ubuntu Update Manager, don’t panic. It is possible to change your passwords in both of these systems. To do this, there is a specific set of steps that must be followed. Then once you have your password changed, you can get back to work in no time.

Skill level:
Easy

Other People Are Reading

Instructions

  1. 1

    Change the password for the SophosUpdateMgr user. To do this, open Computer Management and select the “Change Password” option. Enter a new password which can be easily remembered. Ideally, your password should contain a mix of both letters and numbers to maintain security.

    How Do I Change the Password for Update Manager?
    Try to choose an easily remembered password so you don't have to write it down. (post it image by Bartlomiej Nowak from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Obtain a copy of ObfuscationUtil.exe. This can be downloaded from the Sophos website. When you click on this link, a new window will open in your browser. You will be given the option to either save the file or cancel. Choose “Save” then copy ObfuscationUtil.exe to C:\Program Files\Sophos\SCC.

    How Do I Change the Password for Update Manager?
    Save the file. (save image by dinostock from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Open a command prompt and change the directory. Type in the following directory: C:\Program Files\Sophos\SCC. Then hit enter.

    How Do I Change the Password for Update Manager?
    Change the directory. (computer image by blaine stiger from Fotolia.com)
  4. 4

    Type the following command: ObfuscationUtil_40.exe --obfuscate <password> (use your new password in place of <password>).

    How Do I Change the Password for Update Manager?
    Type in the new command. (computer image by blaine stiger from Fotolia.com)
  5. 5

    Right-click on C:\Program Files\Sophos\SCC\SUM\system.xml and select "Edit." You can change the <ImpersonationAccount> section here. To do this, find the item titled, <Password installer-obfuscated="true">. Change this item name from <Password installer-obfuscated="true"> to <Password obfuscated="true">. You will need to take out the current obfuscated password string and paste in the result from the ObfuscateUtil.exe command you ran previously.

    How Do I Change the Password for Update Manager?
    Change the impersonation account. (mouse image by Bosko Martinovic from Fotolia.com)
  6. 6

    Save changes to system.xml and restart the Sophos Update Manager service.

    How Do I Change the Password for Update Manager?
    Save your changes. (mouse click image by Akhilesh Sharma from Fotolia.com)
  1. 1

    Reboot into recovery mode. If Ubuntu is the only operating system on your system, simply hold down the shift key during bootup. If you are running Ubuntu alongside another operating system, such as Windows, the boot menu should automatically appear during bootup. Select "Recovery mode" from the boot menu. Once the boot process is complete, you will be given a list of options from which to choose.

    How Do I Change the Password for Update Manager?
    Reboot your system in recovery mode. (computer image by peter Hires Images from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Select the "Drop to Root Shell" prompt. Scroll down to this option then press "Enter." Once you have reached the root shell prompt, type in the following: ls /home.

    How Do I Change the Password for Update Manager?
    Arrow down to select the "Drop to Root Shell" prompt. (keyboard image by Bosko Martinovic from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Change the password. Type the following: passwd username. (Substitute the actual user name you would like to update for the word, "username." For example, if you were changing the password for a user named Mandy, you would type in, "passwd mandy.") At this point, the system will prompt you to enter a new password. Simply type in the new password and hit "Enter." (Please note, there will be no visual response to acknowledge that you have typed in anything. This is normal.)

    How Do I Change the Password for Update Manager?
    Enter the new password. (login image by Edvin selimovic from Fotolia.com)
  4. 4

    Exit recovery mode. Type in "exit" to return to the recovery menu. From the recovery menu, select "Resume Normal Boot." At this point, you should be able to log in as usual, using your new password.

    How Do I Change the Password for Update Manager?
    Exit recovery mode. (exit image by martini from Fotolia.com)

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.