ArcGIS Server/Portal/Data Store Account Passwords

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03-26-2019 10:56 AM
SteveJavins
New Contributor II

At my company we have Server, Portal and Data Store services running with a Windows domain user account who's password does not expire (Enterprise 10.6.1). Our company is implementing a policy where these types of accounts will get a new password very frequently (possibly daily). Will this require us to either run the utility ('configureserviceaccount' or 'Configure ArcGIS Server Account utility') to update the password every day or switch to a local account? Or will these Enterprise systems recognize that there's a new valid password (since it is in fact not expiring, but being constantly changed)?

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JonathanQuinn
Esri Frequent Contributor

If the password to the account used to run the services changes, you'll only run into a problem if the service is stopped and then you attempt to start it. Since the password is invalid, you'll receive an error. As you guessed, you'll need to run the utilities to update the password or use a local account whose password won't change.

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SteveJavins
New Contributor II

I was afraid of that. Thanks for the information.

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ChrisAdams
Esri Contributor

It sounds like your company is implementing gMSAs. This information might be useful now:

How To: Configure ArcGIS Enterprise to use a group-managed Service Account 

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