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 \tomcat\bin folder).
3). Click Cancel on the Password dialogue. See the attached image (Filename: Bootstrap_Password.PNG).
4). This will take you to Configuration consoles' "System Status" tab.
5). Click on the 'Create new bootstrap file' link.
6). Enter the valid Spotfire server database, Database Name(SQL) or SID (ORCL), port number and user credentials to create a new bootstrap file. NOTE: If prompted, overwrite the existing bootstrap file.
Solution 2: "Using configuration commands":
1). Login into the Spotfire server Machine and launch the Windows Command Prompt.
2). Browse to the "\tomcat\bin" folder.
3). Run the following command to create a new bootstrap file.
config bootstrap -f --driver-class="" --database-url="" --username="" --password="" --tool-password=""
Note: Refer to section "Manually creating a simple configuration" in the Server Installation manual for more details.