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Available since MemSQL Ops version 4.0.31.

Update the root password for a SingleStore node.


usage: memsql-ops memsql-update-root-password [--settings-file SETTINGS_FILE]
[--async] [--no-prompt]
[--no-confirmation] [--force]
Update the root password for a SingleStore node.
positional arguments:
memsql_id The ID of the SingleStore node.
optional arguments:
--settings-file SETTINGS_FILE
A path to a MemSQL Ops settings.conf file. If not set,
we will use the file in the same directory as the
MemSQL Ops binary.
--async If this option is true, we will exit without waiting
for MemSQL Ops to finish updating the root password.
--no-prompt Skip interactive prompts if ID is not provided. This
should be used for non-interactive scripts and
-p [PASSWORD], --password [PASSWORD]
The password to use for the root user on the SingleStore
node. Leave blank to read the MEMSQL_PASSWORD
environment variable, or have a password prompt if
MEMSQL_PASSWORD is not set. Note: empty string value
clears the password for root.
--no-confirmation If this option is specified, we will update the root
password without prompting for confirmation.
--force If this is true, we will set the password in MemSQL
Ops even if we cannot currently connect to SingleStore.


  • To configure the password on all nodes in a SingleStore cluster, run:

    memsql-ops memsql-list -q | xargs -n 1 memsql-ops memsql-update-root-password --no-confirmation -p <password>
  • When using MemSQL 6.7 and MemSQL Ops 6.0.11 or later, changing the root password is an online operation for both aggregators and leaves; otherwise, it should be considered an offline operation. See [Configuring the root password]({{< relref /v6.7/guides/security/general/ >}}) for more information.

  • If you are running MemSQL Ops 6.0.10 or older and/or MemSQL 6.0 or older, see the [previous version]({{< relref /v6.0/reference/memsql-ops-cli-reference/memsql-node-and-cluster-management/ >}}) of this topic for additional instructions when running memsql-update-root-password.

Last modified: April 25, 2023

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