How do you reset the GroupWise 2014 or 2014 R2 Monitor Agent console username and password

  • 7017119
  • 31-Dec-2015
  • 04-Jan-2016

Environment

Novell GroupWise 2014
Novell GroupWise 2014 R2

Situation

The customer has upgraded to GroupWise 2014 R2 and can no longer login to the GroupWise Monitor Agent console in a browser with http://<MonitorAgentIpAddress>:8200.  It will not accept the username and password, so how can you reset the username and password for Monitor ?

Resolution

You must use the startup switches of ''--httpmonuser <username>" and "--httpmonpassword <password>" when starting the GroupWise Monitor Agent.  

The official way :
To do this on SLES11, you must go to Computer, YaST,  "/etc/sysconfig Editor",  

1.  Choose Network, Mail, GroupWise

2.  In the "Setting Of" list box type "--httpmonuser <username> --httpmonpassword <password>" .  No quotes

3.  Click Finish and follow the on screen instructions to complete the configuration, which also restarts the GroupWise Monitor Agent.

4.  now when you go to http://GWMonitorAgentIPAddress:8200 it will prompt and accept the new username and password.

The quick way: ** NOTE:  HAVE THE MONITOR AGENT STOPPED WHEN YOU DO THIS  **
1.  Edit the /etc/sysconfig/grpwise-ma startup script and have this monitor agent variable populated with the following content, if you wanted the username "admin" and the password of "novell" :

  GROUPWISE_MA_OPTIONS="--httpmonuser admin --httpmonpassword novell"

Then restart the monitor agent with the terminal command , as root, of "rcgrpwise-ma restart".  No quotes.

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