Root users are governed by the Root Password Policy and by default, their passwords never expire. However, if a root user's password must be changed, use the ldappasswordmodify tool.

  1. Open a text editor and create a text file containing the new password.
    $ echo password > <new-password>.txt
  2. To change the root user's password, run ldappasswordmodify.
    $ bin/ldappasswordmodify --port 1389 --bindDN "cn=Directory Manager" \
      --bindPassword secret --newPasswordFile rootuser.txt
  3. Remove the text file.
    $ rm <new-password>.txt