Forgot password for OBIEE rpd (or) Resetting Admin Tool password


During my R&D work today, i come across a situation how to reset the password for rpd where I forgot the old password. All existed solutions (like NQSChangepassword.exe command) have associated with mentioning old password to get the new one.

The work around I found:

  1. Open NQSConfig.INI file
  2. Go to Security part and find AUTHENTICATION_TYPE = BYPASS_NQS;
  3. Uncomment (remove #) this part.
  4. Stop the BI Server service
  5. Close Administration Tool, if opened. (Then only the changes are affecting to the Administration Tool)
  6. Open Administration Tool, then rpd which needs password reset, in offline mode
  7. Give any password, it accepts.
  8. Now go to Manage > Security.
  9. From here it’s the normal process how you change password.
  10. Save the changes to rpd
  11. Revert back the changes in NQSConfig.INI
  12. Start BI Server and open rpd with new password.

I am not aware of whether it is this bug or something else. And there is also a way to do this using Import from Repository. But this is deprecated option. Of course, i found that my approach is an easy way and not time consuming process 🙂

This is the work around I found for resetting password of rpd.

The same i posted in Forums too ..

here it is….

BTW, I am using version…

Your’s Kishore…


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17 responses »

  1. Kishore & Naresh……g8 work. This was my first week of refreshing what i learnt about OBIEE in the month of Apr-09. And after doing the install the first bottleneck was accessing the rpd file that i created (on the day of install). None of the passwords that i gave during the installations worked…and i wonder why???.

    Anyway the solution you provided helped me overcome the misery! Thanks.

  2. Hi Kishore,

    Thanks for sharing information. These were really helpful.

    I have also copied some posts to my blog with reference as your blog. In case you have any obligations do let me know. I will remove them.


    • i don’t have any issues if you’re mention parent reference as my post…

      Can you please share your blog link…


  3. hi

    if you make changes in offline mode how it will reflect and moreover RPD offline changes are something by which those changed at file system.


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