intannh
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Change password of fnms install account

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Hi, Would there be any impact to FNMS if customer change the password of existing installing administrator account i.e. fnms admin ? Thanks, Intan
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mfranz
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Re: Change password of fnms install account

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Hi Intan,

It depends. Does anything run under the installing admin account (services etc.)? Ideally you would have 2 accounts:

  1. An installing admin account (personalized). Password can be changed regularly.
  2. A service account (technical account, not linked to a natural person), to run all the services, application pools, schedules tasks, etc. Password should not be changed.

Should the account be of the second type, you would have to update the password everywhere the account is set up to run something.

Best regards,

Markward

Softline Group is Europe's leading independent expert in Software Asset Management.

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mfranz
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Re: Change password of fnms install account

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Hi Intan,

It depends. Does anything run under the installing admin account (services etc.)? Ideally you would have 2 accounts:

  1. An installing admin account (personalized). Password can be changed regularly.
  2. A service account (technical account, not linked to a natural person), to run all the services, application pools, schedules tasks, etc. Password should not be changed.

Should the account be of the second type, you would have to update the password everywhere the account is set up to run something.

Best regards,

Markward

Softline Group is Europe's leading independent expert in Software Asset Management.

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dsalter
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If this is the account was used to configure FNMS changing the password will cause problems because the password is cached in the application configuration. To complete this in the past I was able to get all the passwords updated by re-running all the configuration (powershell) scrips that were completed when you do an upgrade or installation. These are the scripts that are in the documented under 'Configure the System'.

After that I had to update the service account passwords on the beacon and Business Adapter configurations.  If you have a policy against non-expiring passwords this can introduce quite a bit of work and additional risk.  I wish Flexera would come up with a much easier process to complete this process because non-expiring passwords are becoming a thing of the past.

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