This documentation supports the 20.08 version of BMC Discovery.

To view an earlier version of the product, select the version from the Product version menu.


The tw_passwd utility enables you to change the password of a specified user interface user. To use the utility, type the following command at the $TIDEWAY/bin/ directory:

tw_passwd [options] username


  • username is the name of the new user to change.

User example

In the following example, type the commands on a single line. Line breaks are provided to make the example easier to read.

Changing a user's password

$TIDEWAY/bin/tw_passwd joe 

Changing passwords for command line users

The tw_passwd utility is for changing UI users' passwords. To change the passwords for command line users, as the root user, use the Linux command passwd. This is described in Changing the root and user passwords

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