Product and Software: This article applies to Aruba Instant till Version 4.0.x.

To reset the admin password on Aruba Instant:

1) From the console, enter this username and password:

Username: admin
Password: forgetme!


2) Get into configure terminal mode:

# configure terminal

3) Issue this command to reset the password:

(config)# mgmt-user <username> <password>
(config)# exit
# write memory


As of IAP4.1.0.0, the recovery password in the console CLI has been removed for security reasons. To retain serviceability of the system, the standard username and password have been enhanced so that users can access the CLI even when the AP is in a bad state.

Username: admin
Password: forgetme!