[MonetDB-users] Changing default monetdb password

Venks venkatesh.mantha at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 13:34:47 CET 2007

Please provide some tool/program that I can execute to change the default
password. We are planning to load confidential data on a hosted server and
can't afford to keep the default password.


On Dec 4, 2007 3:19 AM, Fabian Groffen <Fabian.Groffen at cwi.nl> wrote:

>  On 03-12-2007 16:34:40 -0500, Venks wrote:
> >    How can I change the default MonetDB password? ALTER USER on
> >    "monetdb" gives me the following error:
> >
> >    !InvalidCredentialsException:setPassword:The administrator cannot
> >    set its own password, use changePassword instead
> This is an interesting one.  In order to change your password using
> changePassword, one needs to have the old password.  The kernel doesn't
> allow root to unconditionally change the administrator password (what it
> does for other users when the administrator uses setPassword).
> You can change the administrator/monetdb password using changePassword
> in the MAL interface.  Maybe we should make a little tool/howto for
> this.  I cannot find the wrapper function that used to be there to call
> for these functions from MAL.
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