Changing Avamar Passwords
If you have not changed Avamar passwords from the factory default values, use the change-passwords
utility to change them. The EMC Avamar Administration Guide
provides more information about changing Avamar passwords.
Passwords you should change
The following table lists Avamar user accounts and SSH keys that require password changes.
Table 1 - Avamar user accounts and SSH keys
|Operating system user accounts
|Root-level software application user accounts
Change the passwords for all of these user accounts.
Changing only the passwords for the operating system users does not sufficiently prevent someone from logging in to Avamar server nodes. If you have not changed the two SSH keys, someone could use the factory-default SSH keys to log in to the Avamar server.
Change all factory default passwords except the passwords for the backuponly, restoreonly, and backuprestore software application users.