I recently had to recover the admin password for OVM Manager.
The email address was not set up correctly so I couldn’t use the standard way to do that.
A quick search in Google and I got a link on Oracle Documentation. Unfortunately you can only change the password and not reset it.
Next link to a post using a script provided by Oracle. I didn’t use it as it is only for OVM 2.2 and I have version 3.3.
I succeeded by using this blog post and changing the password directly in Oracle database.
Of course you need the database OVS or SYS password.
--Login to database as SYS user or OVS user -bash-3.2$ . oraenv ORACLE_SID = [XE] ? XE -bash-3.2$ ./sqlplus ovs/ovs@XE -- Take a backup from OVS_USER table SQL> create table OVS_USER_BKP as select * from OVS_USER; -- Update the password SQL> UPDATE OVS_USER set password=create_encrypt_passwd('admin') where account_name='admin'; 1 row updated. SQL> commit; Commit complete.
PS : once this issue solved a new one raised : ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH.
The solution is in the Oracle document in Oracle support : “Oracle VM Manager 3.3: getting error ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH in Chrome (Doc ID 2099148.1)”