Resetting Passwords

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Resetting Your Own Password

In the Octopus Web UI, click your username in the top right corner of the screen. Select Profile to go to your profile page.

To change your password, select Change password:

Enter and confirm your new password, then click Save:

Resetting User Passwords

Octopus Server administrators can reset the passwords of other users from the Octopus Web Portal at Configuration ➜ Users.

Select the user whose password you want to change:

Click Change password:

Enter and confirm the new password, then click Save:

Resetting Administrator Passwords

Users can be made administrators, and new administrator accounts created using the command line on the Octopus Server machine.

To reset the password of an administrator, or to make a user into an administrator, open an administrative command prompt on the Octopus Server and run the following commands.

For Username/Password Authentication

Octopus.Server.exe service --stop
Octopus.Server.exe admin --username=YOURUSERNAME --password=YOURPASSWORD
Octopus.Server.exe service --start

Replace YOURUSERNAME with the simple login name of the administrator account, and provide the new password.

For Active Directory Authentication

When Active Directory authentication is in use, the --password argument is not required:

Octopus.Server.exe service --stop
Octopus.Server.exe admin --username=YOURUSERNAME
Octopus.Server.exe service --start

Password Complexity

Passwords must satisfy password complexity rules.  A password must be at least 8 characters long and satisfy three or more of the criteria:

  • length of at least 12 characters
  • length of at least 16 characters
  • contains a number
  • contains whitespace
  • contains an uppercase letter
  • contains a lowercase letter
  • contains punctuation