Business Intelligence – Oracle

Oracle BI EE – Automating Passwords Resets – nqschangepassword.exe utility

Posted by Venkatakrishnan J on March 31, 2008

Though many of you might be aware of the simple utility called as nqschangepassword.exe, i thought this deserves a special mention here since it can serve as an automation utility to change the passwords/reset the passwords etc. You can find this utility under {OracleBI}\Server\Bin directory. As the name suggests, it helps in changing the passwords of the users in the Repository without opening the repository. The syntax for using this utility is

nqschangepassword.exe -d <data source name> -u <user name> -p <password> -n <new password> [-w <ssl passphrase> | -y]

For example,

nqschangepassword.exe -d AnalyticsWeb -u Administrator -p Administrator -n welcome1


This utility can be used in combination with DBMS_SCHEDULER and UTL_SMTP packages to automate the process of resetting the passwords and sending those passwords out to the end users. A very simple and very handy utility. We shall see the multitude of uses this utility can be put through in future blog entries.

8 Responses to “Oracle BI EE – Automating Passwords Resets – nqschangepassword.exe utility”

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  2. I don’t have an environment that I can test this on right now.

    I know there is a bug in the product that only users in the administration group can change their passwords in the web interface.
    Would this allow “normal” users to change their password?


  3. I have just tested this.
    If the user in not in the admin group then this command reports an error in trying to change the password.


  4. Venkatakrishnan J said

    Ross – You are correct. A sureshot enhancement candidate. This is currently not possible because any non-admin user cannot even open the repository (and hence cannot change his password).

  5. Vency said

    Hi Venkat,

    Is there any way to recover the Lost password for the Repository?

  6. […] for users, just use the nqschangepassword.exe tool. For more details on this, check my blog entry here. So, on a high level your entire migration process would look as shown […]

  7. suma said

    can u show me what r major difference between siebel analytics 7.8 and OBIEE

  8. Jacky said

    it can run in linux?. i how to set up data source in linux?

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