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  • There might be a situation where you need to disable the security to get into WAS DMGR console. This usually happens when: –

    • You forget the credential
    • Someone changed the password
    • Messed up the SSL/Security configuration or security.xml

    Are you in a situation where you need to get into WAS Deployment Manager without the credential?

    There are two ways to disable the security. So choose the one you like.

    First procedure – using wsadmin

    • Go to DMGR Profile path and bin folder
    • Execute wsadmin.sh to get wsadmin prompt
    [[email protected] bin]# ./wsadmin.sh
    WASX7209I: Connected to process "dmgr" on node localhostCellManager01 using SOAP connector; The type of process is: DeploymentManager
    WASX7029I: For help, enter: "$Help help"
    • Execute securityoff command as shown below
    LOCAL OS security is off now but you need to restart server1 to make it affected.
    • Execute exit command to get out from wsadmin utility
    • Restart the DMGR to get this effective

    Try to access WAS DMGR Console now, and it shouldn’t prompt for any credential.

    Second procedure – modifying security.xml

    Take a backup of security.xml, it’s located under DMGR profile/config/cells/CellName. If you are not sure, you can use find command to search security.xml

    • Modify security.xml using the vi editor
    • Search for enabled=true (as shown below)


    • Change true to false (as shown below)


    • Save the file and restart the DMGR

    That’s it. Now you can access WAS DMGR without a password.

    Tip: to put the security back, you need to do following….

    • Invoke wsadmin.sh
    • Execute securityon command
    • Restart the DMGR

    I hope one of the above procedures help you in disabling security to get into WAS Admin console.

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