6. Changing your TSM password
The TSM password can be changed at any time. The initial password, given to you at registration for TSM Backup, should be changed as soon as the TSM client has logged into the TSM server. Thereafter, it should be changed at regular intervals and at least once a year as it expires after this interval. To this end, users are contacted, by mail, at the beginning of the last calendar month before their password expires, advising that the password should be changed.
Remember that the TSM password represents the security of your backups. Passwords should be strong and unguessable. TSM passwords are case-independent. In addition to letters and digits they can contain the characters + - _ . & (plus, minus, underscore, point, ampersand) and must be between 6 and 63 characters long.
dsmc tsm> set password [oldpassword] [newpassword]
Enter your password into
Current password. Then enter your
new password into
New password and again into
Verify password. Once this has been done quit the TSM
session and restart it to check that the new password has been set.