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Updated on 2024-05-07 GMT+08:00

Resetting the Administrator Password


If you forget the password of your root account when using GaussDB, you can reset the password.


  • If the password you provide is regarded as a weak password by the system, you will be prompted to enter a stronger password.
  • If the DB instance is abnormal, the administrator password cannot be reset.
  • The volume of data being processed by the instance determines how long it takes for the new password to take effect.
  • To prevent brute force cracking and ensure system security, change your password periodically.
  • You cannot reset the administrator password when the account is frozen.


  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner and select a region and project.

  3. Click in the upper left corner of the page and choose Databases > GaussDB.
  4. On the Instances page, locate the instance that you want to reset password for and click More > Reset Password in the Operation column.

    Alternatively, click the instance name to go to the Basic Information page. In the DB Information area, click Reset Password next to the Administrator field.

  5. Enter a new password and confirm the password.

    Figure 1 Resetting a password

    The new password must meet the following requirements:

    • Contains 8 to 32 characters.
    • Contains at least three types of the following: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, and special characters (~!@#%^*-_=+?,).
    • Be different from the old password or the old password written backwards.

  6. If you have enabled operation protection, click Start Verification in the displayed dialog box. On the displayed page, click Send Code, enter the obtained verification code, and click Verify to close the page.

    Two-factor authentication improves the security of your account. For details about how to view and enable high-risk operation protection, see Identity and Access Management User Guide.