8.11 User settings

Change the password of a local account

Using the web user interface

  • Go to the Settings icon, next to the logged in local administrator account.

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  • Click on it

  • You should be redirected to this screen:

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  • Steps:

    • Insert valid Current Password

    • Once a valid password is inserted, the other fields will become available to be edited

    • Enter New Password value

    • Enter Confirm New Password value

    • Validation is done between New and Confirm New Password values

    • Select to Update

Using ChangePassword tool

You can find the tool in the Tools directory of your installation. By default, it will be C:\Program Files\OPSWAT\MetaDefender Vault\Tools directory.

This tool needs to run on the same machine where MetaDefender Vault is installed.

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  1. Run the tool. You will be asked to provide your current password.

  2. If the password is correct you will be asked to enter a new password.

  3. Click Change password

  4. Close the tool. You will now be able to log in using the specified password.

Change email of a local account

  • In the upper right corner, click the Settings arrow, next to the UPLOAD FILES button.

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  • Click "User setting" option

  • Choose Change email

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  • Type your current password

  • Once the password is validated, the other field becomes available

  • Enter a new email address. Please note that the address must be valid

  • Click Update