June 13, 2024
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If you forgot the password of nsroot account, don't panic, today, I am going to show you how to reset password for nsroot account.

If you forgot the password of nsroot account, don’t panic, today, I am going to show you how to reset password for nsroot account.

1.Reboot the Citrix ADC (if you are using physical appliance, you need to connect a computer to the console port of the Citrix ADC and log on before reboot.

2.Press CTRL+C when the following message appears:

Press [Ctrl-C] for command prompt, or any other key to boot immediately. Booting [kernel] in # seconds.

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3.Run the following command to start the Citrix ADC in a single user mode: boot -s

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4.After the appliance boots, it displays the following message:

Enter full path name of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:

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5.Press ENTER to display the # prompt.

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6.Type the following commands to check the disk consistency.

/sbin/fsck_ufs /dev/ada0s1a

7.Click y at SAVE DATA TO FIND ALTERNATE SUPERBLOCKS.

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6.Type the following commands to mount the flash partition.

/sbin/mount /dev/ada0s1a /flash

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7.Run the following command to display the mounted partitions.

df

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8.Run the following command to change to the nsconfig directory.

cd /flash/nsconfig

9.Run the following command to create a configuration file that does not have commands defaulting to the administrator.

grep –v “set system user nsroot” ns.conf > new.conf

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10.Run the following command to make a backup of the existing configuration file.

mv ns.conf old.ns.conf

11.Run the following command to rename the new.conf file to ns.conf.

mv new.conf ns.conf

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12.Run the following command to reboot the Citrix ADC.

reboot

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Hope you enjoy this post.

Cary Sun

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Author: Cary Sun

Cary Sun has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in data center and deployment solutions. As a Principal Consultant, he likely works closely with clients to help them design, implement, and manage their data center infrastructure and deployment strategies.
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