Open-AudIT Default Credentials
If you are looking for default credentials for Open-AudIT, you can find them @ Information about default users and passwords
Default Credentials for the NMIS8 and NMIS9 VMs'
Shell/Console Access, SSH
Please note: this is for logging in to the the virtual appliance interactively, i.e. on your VM console or via SSH. This is not the password for the Web GUI!
- Console access: User
- SSH access: User: omkadmin password: NM1$88
- The VM has been configured with the Linux best practice of not allowing direct access to root. Once you have authenticated as another user you can elevate your privileges using sudo or su.
- Only in VM releases before May 2017: user
In newer releases the
nmisshell account is locked. To restore this access you can run
passwd nmiswhen logged in as
NMIS Web Users
These are the passwords for the NMIS Web GUI, which won't work for the VM console or SSH.
- (VM Appliances before 8.6.0G: nmisadm/nm1888)
Open-AudIT Web Users
mySQL root user for Database
This password is not stored. It is only used to setup the initial Open-AudIT database and can be changed directly in MySQL.
Changing the Credentials
To change the Console passwords, either login as the user in question and run the
passwd command, or login as (or become) the superuser and run
If you have not changed the NMIS Authentication configuration, it will be using the default method which are users defined in a file managed with htpasswd.
In all VM Appliance releases since 2015 the
htpasswd file is shared between NMIS and the Opmantek applications (except Open-AudIT Community).
The default installation location for NMIS is /usr/local/nmis8 (it may be installed somewhere else, adjust the commands accordingly).
To update the password for web user SOMEUSER, run the following commands as user nmis or root:
Important: in versions up to and including 8.5G, NMIS only supports crypt as password hashing method. Depending on your operating system your
htpasswd program may default to the MD5 method and in that case you must include the
-d argument as shown above.
Further info regarding authentication and user management can be found on the User Management in NMIS8 page.