Passwords and parameters used in IBM
® deployments are case sensitive, so it is important to type them exactly right.
Passwords may be stored in several different locations, and each time you provide the password, it must match the stored version exactly. If your company requires you to change passwords on a periodic basis, you may need to update the stored versions of the passwords before using features that will access them.
- Installation Manager files store passwords used for installing and upgrading Sametime servers. These files are stored in the /Installation Manager directory on every Sametime server that runs on IBM WebSphere® Application Server and is installed using Installation Manager (AIX®, Linux™, Windows™, and Solaris versions of System Console, Advanced Server, Meeting Server, Media Manager, and Proxy Server):
- Properties files used for registering servers and clusters with the System Console. These files are stored in the /console directory below the server (or the cluster’s deployment manager) profile:
In addition, Sametime
sometimes encounters problems with passwords including the following characters, so you should avoid using them in your passwords (even if they are supported elsewhere):
For example, WebSphere
Application Server allows the use of the @
character in passwords, but Sametime
may encounter errors if your password includes that character.
Parameters used with batch files and utilities are case sensitive. Spacing is also important for parameters; for example, if a parameter begins with -
(for example, -upgrade
) then you should not include a space between it and the rest of the parameter.
Parent topic: Planning