SUMMARY: SIMS - lost administrator password

From: Biagio De Giovanni <>
Date: Tue Aug 14 2001 - 18:49:25 EDT
>From the Boot PROM:
1. Insert the Solaris Operating Environment CD-ROM
2. Run a single-user boot from the CD-ROM
   ok boot cdrom -s
3. use the fsck command on the / (root) partition to check and repair
any potential problem    in the file system 
   # fsck /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0 (put the correct raw device corresponding
to your hard disk)
   (in most cases you can skip this step)
4. if fsck completed succesfully, mount the / (root) file system on /a
directory to gain    access to the file system on disk.
   # mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 /a
5. Set and export the TERM variable, which enables the vi editor to work
  # TERM=sun
  # export TERM
6. Edit the /etc/shadow file that contains the passwd, find the line of
the user 
   and replace the second field that contain the password with the
string NP that means 
   no password for that user.
7. unmount the file system
   # umount /a
8. reboot the computer

Good Luck

Biagio De Giovanni

Gil Gilliland wrote:
> Greetings,
> I've a bit of a problem and I'm hoping that someone on the list
> can shed some enlightenment on it.
> We are running SIMS for our in-house mail server.  We recently
> went through a down-sizing exercise.  Well . . . one of the people
> downsized just happened to be one of sysadmins, specifically the person
> in charge of the mail server (among other things).
> To cut to the chase, the administrator password for the SIMS
> software is now unavailable.  We need to make some configuration changes
> (rather soon) and can't get into the software.
> Has anyone met this problem before?  Does anyone know how to
> hack a new password in? (or other solutions?)
> Thanks,
> --
> James 'Gil' Gilliland         Tel:    303-223-0506
> Sr. OSS Development Engineer  Email:
> Global Crossing               Mobile: 303-588-1474
> Denver, CO
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