How to reset the admin password in AEM 6.3

Description

Environment
Adobe Experience Manager 6.4, 6.5

Issue/Symptoms
The admin password is forgotten and needs to be reset.

Resolution

Follow these steps to reset the password:

  1. Enter the following command in the server command prompt (replace the path with the path to your AEM segmentstore). AEM should be stopped before running these steps: java -jar oak-run-*.jar console path/to/crx-quickstart/repository/segmentstore --read-write ":load admin-reset.groovy"
  2. Enter the following: :load admin-reset63.groovy
  3. Press enter, and the script will automatically find and change the admin password to admin.
  4. Review the output, it says: Found admin node : SegmentNodeBuilder{path=/home/users/some/path}
  5. Start AEM.


Additional information

Needed Items:

  • oak-run jar
  • admin-reset.groovy script (download/remove .txt or create from content)

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admin-reset.groovy

import org.apache.jackrabbit.oak.spi.security.user.util.PasswordUtil

import org.apache.jackrabbit.oak.spi.commit.CommitInfo

import org.apache.jackrabbit.oak.spi.commit.EmptyHook

class Global {

     static adminNode =  null ;

}

void findAdminNode(ub) {

     if (ub.hasProperty( "rep:principalName" )) {

         if ( "rep:principalName = admin" .equals(ub.getProperty( "rep:principalName" ).toString())) {

             Global.adminNode = ub;

         }

     }

     ub.childNodeNames.each { it -

         if (Global.adminNode ==  null ) {

             findAdminNode(ub.getChildNode(it));

         }

     }

}

ub = session.store.root.builder();

findAdminNode(ub.getChildNode( "home" ).getChildNode( "users" ));

if (Global.adminNode) {

     println( "Found admin node: " + Global.adminNode.toString());

     Global.adminNode.setProperty( "rep:password" , PasswordUtil.buildPasswordHash( "admin" ));

     session.store.merge(ub, EmptyHook.INSTANCE, CommitInfo.EMPTY);

else {

     println( "Could not find admin node." );

}

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