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Configure, Modify or Verify the System Administrator Password

Product support for: AltaLink C8130 / C8135 / C8145 / C8155 / C8170 Color Multifunction Printer, AltaLink C81XX Family

Article Id: 2118591 | Published: 05/28/2020

The administrator password is required when you want to access locked settings in the Embedded Web Server, or at the printer control panel. Most printer models have a default configuration that restricts access to some settings.  Access is restricted for settings on the Properties tab in the Embedded Web Server, and settings on the Device menu at the control panel.

For administrators, the default password for the admin account is the device serial number. If you do not change the default administrator password using the installation wizard, the printer requires you to change the password when you first log in as administrator in the Embedded Web Server. If you do not change the default administrator password, you cannot access the administrator functions on the device.

If you choose to continue to use the default administrator password or a password of 1111, each time that you log in as administrator, the device reminds you to choose a more secure password for the admin account. For details on changing the administrator password, refer to the Change the Administrator Password section.

To set the policy to follow if you forget the administrator password, click on Enable or Disable the Administrator Password Reset.

Note: To avoid forgetting a single administrator password, it is recommended that you create a number of local accounts with administrator rights.

The user name for the administrator account is admin. The default administrator password is the device serial number.

Note: You can obtain the serial number from inside the front door of the printer, from the configuration report, and from the home page of the Embedded Web Server.

If you have not changed the default administrator password, the device requires you to change the password when you first log in as administrator in the Embedded Web Server. If you choose to continue to use the default administrator password, or a password of 1111, each time you log in as administrator, the device reminds you to choose a more secure password for the admin account.

Note:

  • Ensure that you store the administrator password in a secure location.
  • To avoid using the default administrator account, you can create a number of user accounts with administrator access.

These settings may be configured from the Control Panel or using the Embedded Web Server (EWS). Select your preferred method to configure, modify or verify these settings.

Change the Administrator Password

Embedded Web Server (EWS)

  1. Login as Administrator using the Embedded Web Server (EWS). For additional information, click on Access and Login or Logout as System Administrator at the Control Panel or Embedded Web Server (EWS). 
  2. In the Embedded Web Server, click Properties > Security.
  3. Click Password Policies Admin Password.
  4. Type the old password. All passwords are case-sensitive.
  5. Type the new password, then retype the new password.
  6. The check box for Do not prompt to change the admin password when set to factory default is clear by default. The clear check box ensures that when an administrator logs in, a reminder prompt appears to change the administrator password. To disable the reminder prompt, select the check box.
  7. Click Apply.
  8. Logout as Administrator at the EWS.

  

Control Panel

If you have not changed the administrator password, you can continue to access the administrator functions at the control panel using the default administrator password. The default administrator password is the device serial number.
To change the administrator password at the control panel:

  1. Login as Administrator at the Control Panel. For additional information, click on Access and Login or Logout as System Administrator at the Control Panel or Embedded Web Server (EWS).
  2. At the control panel touch screen, touch Device, then touch Tools.
  3. Touch Security Settings > Change Admin Password.
  4. To change the password, type the old password. All passwords are case-sensitive.
  5. Type the new password, then retype the new password.
  6. Touch OK.
  7. Logout as Administrator at the EWS. 

 

 

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