Default username for WCS database

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Mar 12th, 2010
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Silly question, but what is the default username for the SQL database that runs in the background, our WCS server crashed recently and when I try to restart the WCS server it says the database cannot authenicate. I've found the password reset command for the database. I'm guessing its root.

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dennischolmes Fri, 03/12/2010 - 14:42
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I havent checked lately but I think it is root and public.

sgilfrin1 Mon, 03/15/2010 - 03:05
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Thats what I thought it was. I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and run a password change.

Lucien Avramov Mon, 03/15/2010 - 14:23
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Yes, please use the password change procedure. It takes just a few seconds.

To be on the safe side, run a database backup prior to it.

Once the password is changed you have nothing else to set in WCS, WCS is updated about the new password.

Lucien Avramov Mon, 03/22/2010 - 18:24
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the user is ''dba'' and the pasword is whatever you set it to using the dbadmin command.

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