TechTip: APC PowerChute Business Edition Agent - Default Username and Password

After fruitlessly searching online for the default username and password for the APC's PowerChute Business Edition Agent (client for accessing and managing APC UPS units via Serial interface), and eventually re-installing the entire application to gain access to it, I decided to post my findings here to hopefully save some of you time seaching:

Q: What is the default username and password for the APC's PowerChute Business Edition Agent?

A: Unfortunately (for your purpose; from security perspective - it's a good thing) all the recent versions of the PowerChute Business Edition (at least starting with 8.0.1 Single Node agent, which is what I was using) do not provide a default username and password, but instead ask you to select them during installation (right after selecting the UPS type and COM port).

However, while there is no default username and password for the PowerChute Business Edition Agent 8.0.1, you can easily reset it by uninstalling and reinstalling the application (free version can be downloaded from the APC website here, commercial versions can be purchased here). I hope this helps.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, thanks, i was searchng for how to logon and found this very helpful post.

Larry Patrick Johnson; IT Chair Omaha - 066 said...

Looked for quite a while then called tech support for APC, they were worthless, english as a second language......

Thank you for posting this.

Eastleigh Bouncy Castles said...

i had to uninstall and reinstall in the end!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information!

How did IT administrators find simple answers to stupid problems like this before Google was around...? :p

Anonymous said...

ask jeeves

ian johnstone said...

here is how to reset bother username and password

http://www.schneider-electric.us/sites/us/en/support/faq/faq_main.page?page=content&country=ITB&lang=en&id=FA159758&redirect=true

Anonymous said...

yahoo, altavista or webcrawler