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Reset local switch admin password

Reset the admin password on a Sophos switch using the CLI from Sophos Central.

To reset the admin password, do as follows:

  1. Sign in to Sophos Central.
  2. Go to My Products > Switches > Switches.
  3. Using the checkbox, select the switch you want to reset the admin password on.

    Select switch.

  4. Click Run commands.

    Run commands.

  5. Enter the following commands:

    config terminal
    username admin password <Enter Password> confirm-password <Enter Password> privilege 15

    Make sure to replace <Enter Password> with your own password.

    Commands to run.

  6. Click Execute.

    Click Execute.

A task is created to push the commands to your switch. To check the progress, click the switch serial number and go to Task queue.

Check Task queue.