Changing a password

Required for this procedure:

  • Meter connection using ION Setup.

  • Login credentials.

  • Advanced security access, if Advanced Security Mode is enabled.

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Record your device's user and password information in a secure location.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage.
  1. Open ION Setup > select the meter > Setup Assistant.
  2. Security > Security Mode > Edit. The Open Security Configuration file dialog box opens.
  3. Select the Security Configuration File (.scf) that contains the current meter settings and click Open. The Standard Options or Advanced Options dialog box opens.
    NOTE: Open the security log file to determine the .scf file you want. See “Cybersecurity configuration” for more information.
  4. Select a user and do one of the following:
    To Do this

    Change the password in Standard Security mode

    On the Standard Options screen, enter a new password in the Meter password area. Click Next.

    NOTE: Leading zeros are not allowed.

    Change the password in Advanced Security mode

    Click Next to navigate to the Define individual users/passwords screen. Select each user and assign passwords.

    NOTE: Select the Show password checkbox to display the user password after its been changed.
  5. Click Finish.
  6. Click Yes. The Save As dialog box opens.
  7. Save the Security Configuration File (.scf) with a unique file name to avoid overwriting default Security Configuration Files.
You can also change the password using the display, ION Setup Diagnostics tool, Security Options Module using ION Setup Advanced Mode, EcoStruxure Power SCADA Operation or Power Monitoring Expert.
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