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Changing your password

If you have a user account that’s defined in HCP, the password for the account is initially set by a tenant administrator. You can change this password at any time, as long as you have browse or read permission for at least one bucket. For security purposes, you should change your password as soon as possible after you receive your account information.

Your password is used to calculate your secret key for use with the HS3 protocol. When you change your password, your secret key also changes.

You can use a few different HCP interfaces to change your password, as long as you have access to those interfaces. When you change your password in one interface, it changes for all HCP interfaces to which you have access. The instructions below are for using the Namespace Browser to change your password.

To change your password:

1. Open a web browser window.

2. In the address field, enter the URL for a bucket for which the HS3 API requires user authentication and for which you have browse or read permission, in this format:


For example:


Either of these happens:

If the tenant doesn’t support AD authentication of if the tenant supports AD authentication but the namespace doesn’t support AD single sign-on, the Namespace Browser login page appears.

If the tenant supports AD authentication and the HS3 API is configured to support AD single sign-on, a message appears indicating that single sign-on was not possible.

In this case, you need to click on the Console login page link in the message to display the Namespace Browser login page.

3. On the Namespace Browser login page:

In the Username field, type your username.

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In the Password field, type your case-sensitive password.

In the Domain field, if present, select the domain name of the HCP system.

4. Click on the Log In button.

5. In the top right corner of the Namespace Browser window, click on the

Password link.

6. On the Change Password page:

In the Existing Password field, type your current password.

In the New Password field, type your new password. Passwords must be from one through 64 characters long, are case sensitive, and can contain any valid UTF-8 characters, including white space.

To be valid, a password must include at least one character from two of these three groups: alphabetic, numeric, and other.

The minimum length for passwords is tenant specific. Typically, it’s six or eight characters.

When changing your password, you cannot reuse your current password.

In the Confirm New Password field, type your new password again.

7. Click on the Update Password button.

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