ESA Config: Change MongoDB Password for admin Account

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This topic tells administrators how to change the default storage password for the MongoDB admin account.

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

Note: You must change the MondoDB admin account password first. You must enter it before you can change the passwords for ESA, Incident Management and Data Science.


You must have Administrator role privileges.


  1. Log on to the ESA host that runs the ESA service:
    1. SSH to the ESA host.
    2. Log on as root.
  2. Log on to MongoDB as admin. The default password is netwitness.
    mongo admin -u admin -p <current_password>
  3. To change the admin account password, type

    Now you can change the password for the ESA, Incident Management and Data Science services.
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