How to Change Sysdba's Password in Firebird

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How to Change Sysdba's Password in Firebird
Firebird server software allows database administrators to change the system password. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

The Firebird server program allows you to create, host and connect a database located on a network or a client computer. It comes with a Gsec command-line management tool. The Gsec utility gives the database administrators the ability to change a password of the database system. The Firebird Sysdba (system database administrator) account is created automatically during the installation procedure. The default password for the Sysdba account is "masterkey." You need to use Gsec user option in order to change Sysdba's password in the Firebird server program.

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  1. 1

    Click on the "xterm" icon on the system task bar to open the command-line window.

  2. 2

    Type in "cd /opt/firebird/bin" at the "#" command-line prompt.

  3. 3

    Press the "Enter" key to go to the Firebird directory.

  4. 4

    Type in "gsec -user sysdba -pass masterkey -mo sysdba -pw newpassword" at the prompt -- using your new password instead of "newpassword."

  5. 5

    Press the "Enter" key to change your sysdba's "masterkey" password to "newpassword" in Firebird.

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