Product: TIBCO Spotfire®
How to create a new bootstrap file in an event you do not remember the existing bootstrap password.
The bootstrap file is used by the Spotfire server application to connect to the Spotfire Server database. This file contains encrypted information and is protected by a password which is required when logging into the configuration tool or while making any configuration changes through the command line. There is no way to reset the password but need to create a new bootstrap file pointing to the existing database.
Follow these instructions to create a new bootstrap file pointing to the existing database.
Solution 1: "Using configuration UI tool".
1). Login into the Spotfire server Machine.
2). Launch the 'TIBCO Spotfire Server Configuration Tool' by clicking Start > TIBCO Spotfire Server X.X > Configure TIBCO Spotfire Server OR by running uiconfig.bat (located in the <installation dir>\tomcat\bin folder).
3). Click Cancel on the Password dialogue. See the attached image (Filename: Bootstrap_Password.PNG).
Solution 2: "Using configuration commands":
1). Login into the Spotfire server Machine and launch the Windows Command Prompt.
2). Browse to the "<installation dir>\tomcat\bin" folder.
3). Run the following command to create a new bootstrap file.
config bootstrap -f --driver-class="<Driverclass Name>" --database-url="<Database URL>" --username="<DBusername>" --password="<DBpassword>" --tool-password="<New_tool_password>"
Note: Refer to section "Manually creating a simple configuration" in the Server Installation manual for more details.