Bug ID 674997: It is not possible to use tmsh to change the password for 'admin' after configuring Remote-APM Based Auth on the BIG-IP system.

Last Modified: Nov 22, 2021

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.0, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 12.1.3,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 12.1.5,,,, 12.1.6

Opened: Jul 20, 2017
Severity: 3-Major


With APM-based system authentication, using tmsh to make changes to the password for user 'admin' will apparently succeed, but the password will be unchanged.


Unable to change password for default system account.


-- APM-based system authentication configured. -- Using tmsh to make changes to the password for user 'admin'.


Switch to local system authentication, change the password for 'admin', then switch back to remote authentication.

Fix Information


Behavior Change