How to Change RPD Password in OBIEE 11g: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you’re an administrator of an Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g system, it’s important to ensure that all users have secure passwords. One way to do this is by changing the RPD (Representation Manager Password Database) password for a specific user or group. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to change an RPD password in OBIEE 11g.

Before We Begin: Understanding the Importance of Strong RPD Passwords

The RPD is a key component of the OBIEE system, as it stores usernames and passwords for all users. If someone gains access to your RPD password, they can log in to the system and view or modify data, which could lead to serious security breaches. It’s essential to use strong and unique passwords for each user and change them regularly.

Steps to Change an RPD Password in OBIEE 11g

Step 1: Log in to the OBIEE System

To begin, log in to the OBIEE system using your administrator account. Once logged in, navigate to the "Security Manager" section of the system.

Step 2: Locate the User or Group

Whose Password Needs to be Changed

In the Security Manager, locate the user or group whose password needs to be changed. You can do this by searching for the username or group name in the search bar.

Step 3: Click on the “Change Password” Button

Once you have located the user or group whose password needs to be changed, click on the "Change Password" button next to their account.

Step 4: Enter a New Password

Enter a new password for the user or group. Make sure the password is strong and unique, and meets the password requirements set by your organization. You can also specify whether you want to force the user to change their password when they log in next time.

Step 5: Save the Changes

After entering the new password, click on the "Save" button to save the changes. The system will confirm that the password has been successfully changed.

FAQs: Common Questions About Changing RPD Passwords in OBIEE 11g

Q: Can I change my own RPD password?

No, you cannot change your own RPD password as an administrator. You must log in to the Security Manager and change the password for the user or group whose password needs to be updated.

Q: What happens if I forget my RPD password?

If you forget your RPD password, you will need to contact your organization’s IT department to reset it. They may ask you to answer security questions or provide additional information to verify your identity before they can reset your password.

Q: Do I need to change my OBIEE 11g RPD password regularly?

Yes, it’s important to change your OBIEE 11g RPD password regularly to ensure the security of your system. Your organization may have a policy in place that requires you to change your password every 90 days or at regular intervals.