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How to disable admin account?

rajeevm16
Level 2
Level 2

I saw in the article says that we should not delete the Admin account in AEM. But is it possible to disable the admin account???. Because the members under administrators have all the rights same as admin.So i do not want to use the admin account even if the password is leaked.SO can u please guide me how to disable the admin account? 

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Techaspect_Solu
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Level 7
Level 7

Hi,

The admin account is a requirement of the AEM platform. As a consequence, admin account cannot be deleted. Even if we accidentally delete this account, it will be re-created upon repository restart (in the default setup).

This is clearly mentioned at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/6-3/sites/administering/using/security.html

So what you can do is, you can simply limit access to the admin account by changing the password and ensure only the administrators of the system have the new value.

To change the admin user password, please refer:

https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/6-3/sites/administering/using/security-configure-admin-pa...

https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/kb/ChangeAdminPwd.html

We hope this helps!

Regards,

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cquser1
Level 8
Level 8

Hi,

Not sure if that is a good practice to be followed.

AEM This forum post mentions that this account is used for connection between WCM and CRX. Not sure if disabling, will have other repercussions.

May be we can await responses from SME's on the same.

Techaspect_Solu
Correct answer by
Level 7
Level 7

Hi,

The admin account is a requirement of the AEM platform. As a consequence, admin account cannot be deleted. Even if we accidentally delete this account, it will be re-created upon repository restart (in the default setup).

This is clearly mentioned at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/6-3/sites/administering/using/security.html

So what you can do is, you can simply limit access to the admin account by changing the password and ensure only the administrators of the system have the new value.

To change the admin user password, please refer:

https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/6-3/sites/administering/using/security-configure-admin-pa...

https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/kb/ChangeAdminPwd.html

We hope this helps!

Regards,

TechAspect Solutions

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kautuk_sahni
Community Manager
Community Manager

Duplicate question:- Disable admin user

//No, You cannot delete admin user.

Clarified in Docs User Administration and Security 

User IDTypeDescriptionRecommendation

admin

Default password: admin

User

System administration account and member of the administrator group, with full access rights.

This account is used for the connection between AEM WCM and CRX.

If you accidentally delete this account, it will be re-created upon repository restart (in the default setup).

The admin account is a requirement of the AEM platform. As a consequence, this account cannot be deleted.

Adobe strongly recommends that the password for this user account be changed from the default.

Preferably upon installation, though it can be done afterwards.

Note: This account is not to be confused with the admin account of the CQ Servlet Engine.