Reset admin password

How do i reset the admin password for the web interface?
I googled how to reset the admin password and the results showed using this:
openvasmd --user= admin --new- password =new_password.

but the opemvasmd is not found.
this is the gsad version: Greenbone Security Assistant 8.0.0
I think I am using OpenVAS 9

Can you access the GOS Admin Menu via ssh?
You can change the web user passwords via
GOS Admin Menu > Setup > User > Users > Change Password


Nope. This is GVM-10 (end-of-life, initial release 2019-04-05) - Greenbone Community Edition - Greenbone Community Forum

And because you are using GSA 8.0.0 you can’t be on a Greenbone OS based system. Therefore moving to the GSE category. Your packages are outdated.

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For GVM 10 and newer the command is

gvmd --user=admin --new-password=new_password

2 posts were merged into an existing topic: Not able to create admin account - gvm-start not running due to several errors in KALI LINUX

I finally figured it out. I had to run it the following way:
export $(sudo cat /etc/default/gvmd-pg)
sudo -E -u gvm -g gvm gvmd --user=admin --new-password=‘your new password here’


Hi mstjohn, i tried the command but i am getting below error message, any idea?
sudo: unknown group: gvm
sudo: error initializing audit plugin sudoers_audit

You need to check gvm group and user
cat /etc/group
cat /etc/passwd

User and group must match with the command above


Following worked for me.

Check if user gvm or _gvm exists and what is the group

id _gvm

uid=135(_gvm) gid=144(_gvm) groups=144(_gvm),143(redis)

sudo -E -u _gvm -g _gvm gvmd --user=admin --new-password=NEW_PASSWD


ah thank you sooo much!!!