Citrix ADC

Change an RPC node password

To communicate with other Citrix ADC appliances, each appliance requires knowledge of the other appliances, including how to authenticate on Citrix ADC appliance. RPC nodes are internal system entities used for system-to-system communication of configuration and session information. One RPC node exists on each Citrix ADC appliance and stores information, such as the IP addresses of the other Citrix ADC appliance and the passwords used for authentication. The Citrix ADC appliance that contacts the other Citrix ADC appliance checks the password within the RPC node.

To change an RPC node password by using the GUI

  1. Navigate to System > Network > RPC.
  2. In the RPC pane, select the node and then click Edit.
  3. In Configure RPC Node, type the new password.
  4. In Source IP Address, type the existing node’s IP address to be used to communicate with the peer system node.

    configure RPC node

  5. Select Secure and then click OK.


    For enhanced security, Citrix recommends you to enable the Secure option on RPC nodes. When you enable the Secure option, the appliance encrypts all the RPC communication sent from one ADC node to other ADC nodes thus securing the RPC communication. This secure communication uses the port number 3008. If the firewall between the ADC nodes blocks the port number 3008, unblock it and proceed. Otherwise, configuration synchronization and configuration propagation might fail.

To change an RPC node password by using the CLI

At the command line, type the following commands:

set ns rpcNode <IPAddress> {-password} [-secure ( YES | NO )]
show ns rpcNode


> set ns rpcNode -password mypassword -secure YES
> show rpcNode
 IPAddress: Password:  d336004164d4352ce39e
     SrcIP:  *           Secure:  ON

Change an RPC node password