How to manage GDMA accounts
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The credentials used by the deployed GDMA agents need to be managed so the calls to auto-registration and auto-setup can be properly authorized and succeed. By default, a new GroundWork server is configured to use the username
gdma with password
gdma. It is recommended to change the password regularly.
Change GDMA password
- To change the password for a GDMA account, as a user with the Admin role, from the Administration menu item, choose Security.
Under the section for GDMA Accounts, click Update and enter and confirm the new password.
/ character useDo not use the “/” character in the password. It is accepted, but can cause issues in some cases.
Change GDMA username
To change the GDMA username, you actually define a second one, with its own password. You can have two accounts active at the same time, which allows you to migrate the agent configurations to the new account periodically.
- Click Add GDMA Account and fill out the form.
Change password and username on the agent
To change the password and user name on the agent, as
root user, you can update the the following file on each agent:
and change the parameters:
to reflect the new values.
GDMA advanced (Knowledge Base)
GDMA configuration reference (Knowledge Base)
How to run Windows GDMA as non-admin user (Knowledge Base)
Release Notes for GDMA 2.7.1 (Documentation)