Configuring password access

This procedure enables communication between the Resource Manager master host and the Service Impact server host.

  1. Log in to the Service Impact server host as root, or as a user with superuser privileges.
  2. Reset the password of user zenossimpact.
    passwd -uf zenossimpact
  3. Start a shell as user zenossimpact.
    su - zenossimpact
  4. Create a new password for user zenossimpact.
    passwd
    The passwd command prompts you for the new password.
  5. Log in to the Resource Manager master host as zenoss.
  6. Append the following line to $ZENHOME/etc/global.conf. Substitute the password of the zenossimpact user on the Service Impact server host for Remote-Password.
    impactpassword Remote-Password
  7. Start a shell on the Service Impact server host as user zenossimpact. Substitute the fully-qualified domain name of the Service Impact server host for Impact-Host-FQDN.
    ssh -l zenossimpact Impact-Host-FQDN
    The ssh command prompts you to confirm the connection.
  8. Enter yes.
    The ssh command adds the Service Impact server host to the known hosts file of the zenoss user on the master host, and then prompts you for the password of the zenossimpact user on the Service Impact server host.
  9. Enter the password.
    The shell is started on the Service Impact server host.
  10. Log out of the Service Impact server host: exit