Manual Chapter : Resetting a lost or forgotten root password

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BIG-IP LTM

  • 15.1.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.0, 14.1.2, 14.1.0, 14.0.1, 14.0.0
Manual Chapter

Resetting a lost or forgotten root password

This procedure requires that you restart the BIG-IP system in single-user mode. While in this mode, the device is unable to process traffic.
  1. Start the system in single-user mode.
    Access to the command prompt of the device may take 5-to-10 minutes of boot time, depending on the device type.
    For platform-specific instructions, refer to one of the following articles:
  2. Type the following commands:
    mount -a
    passwd root
  3. When prompted, enter a new password.
  4. Type
    exit
    or
    reboot
    to return to the normal operating mode.
After the system restarts, you should be able to log in using the new password.