- Configuring Users, User Groups, and Command Policies
- Resetting the Default Administrator (nsroot) Password
- Example of a User Scenario
- Configuring External User Authentication
The nsroot account provides complete access to all features of the appliance. Therefore, to preserve security, the nsroot account should be used only when necessary, and only individuals whose duties require full access should know the password for the nsroot account. Frequently changing the nsroot password is advisable. If you lose the password, you can reset it to the default and then change it.
To reset the nsroot password, you must boot the appliance into single user mode, mount the file systems in read/write mode, and remove the set NetScaler user nsroot entry from the ns.conf file. You can then reboot, log on with the default password, and choose a new password.
Press [Ctrl-C] for command prompt, or any other key to boot immediately.
Booting [kernel] in # seconds.
After the appliance boots, it displays the following message:
Enter full path name of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:
If the flash partition is not listed, you need to mount it manually.
mount /dev/ad0s1a /flash
grep –v “set system user nsroot” ns.conf > new.conf
mv ns.conf old.ns.conf
mv new.conf ns.conf
set system user nsroot <New_Password>
Note: To use the "?” character in a password string, precede this character with the “\” character.
For example, yourexamplepasswd\? is set for the nsroot account after you perform the following operation:
> set system user nsroot yourexamplepasswd\?