Change the Ninja-Mode Password

To view and modify advanced settings in the ESM Console, you must enter the ninja-mode password. To change the password, use the DB Configuration Tool.
  1. Open a command prompt as an administrator in either of two ways:
    • Select StartAll ProgramsAccessories, right-click Command prompt, and then select Run as administrator.
    • Select Start and, in the Start Search box, type cmd but do not press Enter, yet. Then, to open the command prompt as an administrator, press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
  2. Navigate to the folder that contains the DB Configuration Tool:
    C:\Users\Administrator> cd C:\Program Files\Palo Alto Networks\Endpoint Security Manager\Server
  3. (Optional) View the existing server settings:
    C:\Program Files\Palo Alto Networks\Endpoint Security Manager\Server> dbconfig server show
    PreventionsDestFolder = \\ESMServer\Quarantine
    InventoryInterval = 284
    HeartBeatGracePeriod = 300
    NinjaModePassword = Password2
  4. Specify the new ninja-mode password.
    C:\Program Files\Palo Alto Networks\Endpoint Security Manager\Server> dbconfig server NinjaModePassword <password>

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