Is it possible to reset a password for the admin account on a Sonicwall via SSH?

  • You should if you have another admin account.
    – Ricky
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 21:53

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If you have a valid configuration backup you can boot sonicwall in safe mode and change admin password, which is not stored in exported backup file. You have to phisically access the appliace, however... See https://support.software.dell.com/kb/sw8010 So: -find configuration backup -start safe mode in your sonicwall as per kb article -change password -reboot appliance in normal mode -restore configuration


I found a command reference that mentioned the following, but it didn't work on the TZ appliance I had to test on. It may be NSA only?

admin-password old-password <WORD> new-password <WORD> confirm-password <WORD>

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