User Account and Password Management Overview

User accounts are used in the CommCell to perform various operations, for example, backup, network security, and protecting media. By default, user accounts and passwords are established during the initial installation or configuration of the respective CommCell component. Commvault user passwords are encrypted using a proprietary algorithm and transmitted or stored only in encrypted format. External (Active Directory) user passwords are not stored.

These user accounts are easily managed from the CommCell Console. This is useful in the following scenarios:

  • If you have an aging policy for passwords, you can change the password for an existing user.
  • If you need to update the user accounts of a former user for a new user (for example, a new administrator using the accounts of a former administrator).


You can manage storage array passwords using CommCell User Account Management.

The CommCell Administrator password is managed using the User Properties dialog box. For information, see Changing the CommCell Administrator Password.

Last modified: 10/25/2018 5:19:29 PM