How to change a Citrix ADC SDX root password

Occasionally, you must change the root password of the Citrix ADC appliance for security reasons or compliance of password rotation policy.

This document describes the steps required to change the root password of a Citrix ADC SDX appliance managed through Citrix ADM cloud.

If you change the ADC password, you must modify the ADM admin profile that is associated with the ADC. An ADM admin profile maintains the ADC credentials for REST API, SSH, SCP, or SNMP based communication with the ADC appliance. Through admin profiles, Citrix ADM manages Citrix ADC SDX appliances.

Change password

Follow these steps to change the password:

  • Step 1. Change the SDX password from the SDX Management Service GUI.

  • Step 2. Modify the ADM admin profile associated with the SDX.

Note: If the SDX appliance is managed by other tools as well, you must change the credentials on those tools as well.

Change the SDX password from the SDX Management Service GUI

  1. From SDX Management Service, navigate to System > User Administration > Users.

  2. Select the user name for which you want to change the password and click Edit.

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  3. Select Change Password.

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  4. Enter a new password and click OK.

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  5. The SDX password has been changed

Modify the ADM admin profile

After you’ve modified the SDX passwords, you must modify the admin profiles of the instances. Follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Networks > Instances Dashboard > Citrix ADC > SDX.
  2. Select Profiles to see all the admin profiles.

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  3. Select Add to create an admin profile.
  4. Provide new Citrix ADC credentials, and click Create.

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  5. The newly created profile appears under Admin Profiles.

  6. Go to Network > Instances > Citrix ADC > SDX. Select the instance for which the password has been modified, and the select Edit.
  7. Select the newly created profile name and click OK.

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  8. Select the instance again, right-click, click Rediscover.

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You’ve successfully changed the password.

For information about changing the password of an SDX appliance, see How to change a Citrix ADC MPX or VPX root password.

How to change a Citrix ADC SDX root password