VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) – Reset Root Password

If you ever need to reset the root password for your VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) appliance follow the steps below.

1. Reboot the appliance

2. when the bootloader screen appears, press [p] on the SUSE Linux option.

3. You will be prompted for a password, enter the following password


Select the first option and press [e]

You will then be prompted with a startup line, enter the following.

single init=/bin/bash

Confirm and press [b].

Once booted enter the following.

passwrd root

Then add the required new password.

Once changed enter.

shutdown -h -n now

Start the appliance as normal and password has now been changed.