In the example below we are creating a new console user and password in WLS 8x :
Below are the steps for password recovery :
STEP 1 : Firstly, Stop the server if running and make sure that weblogic.jar is in the classpath.
STEP 2 : Open a command prompt and navigate to ” D:\bea816\user_projects\domains\mydomain ” and run “setEnv.cmd “
STEP 3 : Now run the following command :
“Java weblogic.security.utils.AdminAccount NewAdminUser NewAdminPassword . “
where ” NewAdminUser ” and ” NewAdminPassword ” are the new user and password you would like to create.
Note : The “ . “ (period) at the end of the command is very important..!! as it tells the command that this should be run in the domain directory.
STEP 4 : The above command creates a file “ DefaultAuthenticatorInit.ldift “ in the domain directory. ( as shown below )
STEP 5 : Delete the file “ DefaultAuthenticatormyrealmInit.initialized “ located in D:\bea816\user_projects\domains\mydomain\myserver\ldap ”
STEP 6 : Clear the contents of boot.properties file located in ” D:\bea816\user_projects\domains\mydomain “
STEP 7 : Now start the server and login with the new user and password.