ESA Config: Change Data Science Storage Password

Document created by RSA Information Design and Development Employee on Jul 21, 2016Last modified by RSA Information Design and Development Employee on Feb 9, 2017
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This topic tells administrators how to change the default storage password for the Data Science database.

In Security Analytics, this procedure is optional. However, it is always a best practice to change any default password for added security. In organizations that do not allow default passwords, this procedure is mandatory.


You must have Administrator role privileges.

The default password for the MongoDB admin account must be changed.


Change Data Science Password for Database Account

  1. Log on to the host that runs the ESA service.
    1. SSH to the ESA host.
    2. Log on as root.
  2. Log on to MongoDB as admin.
    mongo ds -u admin -p {current_admin_password} --authenticationDatabase admin
  3. To change the Data Science account password, type

Change Data Science Password for Security Analytics

  1. Log on to Security Analytics as admin.
  2. In the Security Analytics menu, select Administration > Services.
  3. Select the Reporting Engine service, then > View > Config.
    The Config view is displayed with the General tab open.
  4. Select Warehouse Analytics Output Configuration.
  5. Type the database account password in the Password field.

Note: The password for the database and for the Security Analytics service configuration must be the same.

  1. To validate the new passwords match, execute a Report in Reporting Engine that uses Warehouse Analytics.
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