Changing Your Password

You can change the password that you use for NetWitness authentication at any time in your user preferences. Your administrator defines the appropriate password strength requirements for your NetWitness password, such as minimum password length and minimum number of uppercase, lowercase, decimal, non-Latin alphabetic, and special characters. These requirements are then displayed when changing your password.

To change your password:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • For most views, such as Investigate, Dashboard, Reports, netwitness_configureicon_24x21.png (Configure) or netwitness_adminicon_25x22.png (Admin) , select your username, for example netwitness_admin_icon_67x19.png, and then select Profile.
    • In the Springboard, Investigate view (Events), Respond, Users, Hosts, and Files, select your username, for example netwitness_admin_icon_67x19.png, and in the User Preferences dialog click Change my password.

    The Preferences dialog is displayed.

  2. In the Change My Password section, enter the password that you used to authenticate to NetWitness in the Old Password field.

  3. In the New Password field, enter the password that you want to use for the next login.

  4. In the Confirm Password field, retype the new password.
  5. Click Reset Password.
    You will be logged out of NetWitness for the changes to take effect. The new password becomes effective the next time you log in to NetWitness.

For more information on user preferences, see Setting User Preferences.