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FileWave Access - Passwords

FileWave Administrator

FileWave installations provide an initial user which has full permissions.  On initial launch, this password should be changed as a matter of security.  The default account is:

  • Name: fwadmin
  • Password: filewave

The password may be changed in the FileWave Central software application Menus, through:

  • Assistants > Manage Administrators

Select the 'fwadmin' account, followed by the 'Set Password' radial button.  Enter the chosen secure password


SSH is initially enabled and the root account of the default setup has the same password as fwadmin, however, they are not aligned.  Consider immediately changing the root users account password and disable the ability to access SSH to the server from the internet.

Log into a shell on the server as root and run the following command:


A prompt will require input of the new password and secondary confirmation of this new password.