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How to change the 'td' user password in ALM 12.0x with MS SQL 2012
Title :
How to change the 'td' user password in ALM 12.0x with MS SQL 2012
Document ID :
KM01216339
Product - Version:
quality center 12.00 12.01 ;
OS :
Updated :
Tue Oct 21 00:54:56 GMT 2014
Summary :
This document describes how to change the 'td' user password in ALM 12.0x with MS SQL 2012.
The DBA may have to change the password of the 'td' user in the Database due to campany security policy. After modifying the password, the 'td' user password saved in ALM will not match the one saved in the DB, which will result in ALM not working. This document describes how to change the 'td' user password in ALM 12.0x with MS SQL 2012.
Solution

Here are the steps: 

1. Modify the ‘td’ user password in ALM.

    1) Log into ALM Site Administration.

    2) Click on 'DB Servers' tab then 'Application Lifecycle Management User Password' button

    3) Type the new password which will be set in MS SQL server.

    4) Confirm Change QC User Password' window will pop up, click 'Yes'.

2. Change the password in siteadmin.xml file in ALM deployment folder.

Replace the value of < DefaultUserPassword> in siteadmin.xml with the value of <DB_USER_PASS> in dbid.xml.

The Path of siteadmin.xml is %ProgramData%\HP\ALM\webapps\qcbin\WEB-INF

The Path of dbid.xml is %ProgramData%\HP\ALM\repository\qc\<Domain Name>\<Project Name>

3. Modify the ‘td’ user password in DB (SQL Server).

4. Restart the ALM service or restart the server machine.

If the password saved in the DB is modified before changing it in ALM, the steps below have to be done:

1. Change the value of tag <DB_USER_PASS> in dbid.xml file of every project.

2. Change the value of DB_USER_PASS field in PROJECTS table in 'qcsiteadmin_db' schema.

3. Change the value of DB_USER_PASS field in DBSERVERS table in 'qcsiteadmin_db' schema.