Changing Password of PTWEBSERVER id in PeopleSoft | PeopleSoft Tutorial

Changing Password of PTWEBSERVER id in PeopleSoft

Change the password of the PTWEBSERVER in PeopleSoft

PTWEBSERVER is the default user id that is used when creating a new PeopleSoft webserver domain. To avoid any issues this id should only be used for webserver domain configuration. If password of this user id gets changed then your webserver may not boot up properly. In case you have to change the password of PTWEBSERVER user id, below are the steps.

There are 2 places that changes need to be made

Step 1: Change the online password for PTWEBSERVER user
PTWEBSERVER is a user id in the user profile, so you can change the
password by opening the user profile for PTWEBSERVER by navigating to
Peopletools -> Security -> User Profiles

Step 2 : Encrypt the password using PSCipher utility
Once you change the password, you have to run run the PSCipher script
located in ($PSHOME\webserv\). This script is used for PeopleSoft Password Encryption.

On a UNIX machine, change the script file permissions so you
can execute it.

Execute the script file with your password as an argument, for example:


The utility returns the encrypted password as a string; for example:

Step3: Update the password in configuration file

Copy the encrypted string and paste it into the
file of webserver domain, for example:


After you save the file, restart your webserver.