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How to Reset ODSSM Password in OID 10.1.4.x (Doc ID 1247604.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Internet Directory - Version to [Release 10gR3]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 12-May-2014***


This note is to show an example of how to reset ODSSM password when it needs to reset.

The following documentation does not provide clear instructions how to do it, especially regarding updating targets.xml.
Also oidemdpasswd requires the old password that is randomly-generated and unknown.

Oracle Internet Directory Administrator's Guide
10g (

Chapter 14 Logging, Auditing, and Monitoring the Directory
Section 14.4.4 Account Used for Accessing Server Manageability Information

The Oracle Internet Directory database account ODSSM is used to access server manageability information from the database.During installation, this account is given a randomly-generated password.The credentials for this account, including the randomized password are stored in the Oracle Internet Directory snippet in the Enterprise Manager file targets.xml.The only way you can change this account's password is to use SQLPLUS. There is no support in the oidpasswd tool for changing this password. Also, its password is not stored in a wallet. After altering this password in the database, you must also change it in the file targets.xml. You do this either by setting the new values in the user and password fields or by running the tool oidemdpasswd.


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