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Default username for WCS database

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.


Re: Default username for WCS database

I havent checked lately but I think it is root and public.

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Re: Default username for WCS database

Thats what I thought it was. I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and run a password change.

Re: Default username for WCS database

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.

Re: Default username for WCS database

the user is ''dba'' and the pasword is whatever you set it to using the dbadmin command.

I will cover advanced database troubleshooting during my webcast on April 20th. Stay tuned on the ask the expert page / main page. To signup go to

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