Default Username and Password on APC Smart-UPS Devices
Unfortunately, UPS systems are often forgotten about for a long period of time. An administrator who set one up several years ago may no longer remember the username and password that was used, or may no longer be with the company. Recovering a lost UPS password can be a tedious process of searching administrator logs or old email account backups hoping to find where someone documented the correct password. If some record of the password cannot be found, there is no way for it to be recovered.
Fortunately, like most hardware, the username and password on a Smart-UPS can be reset to the default. Once that has been done, the administrator can login and set a new username and password.
Just as common, many UPS systems are setup in a panic after a disastrous event and, therefore, done so with great speed. In this case the Smart-UPS default password and administrator username may have never been changed in the first place. This can be a frustrating experience as well.
Most Common APC Smart-UPS Default Username and Password
The most common administrator username and password for APC hardware is apc as the username and apc as the password. The NMC is often the device actually requiring a password, especially when the admin does not have physical access to the device and is trying to configure it remotely.
Other default password and usernames are less common. However, they may be worth a try if apc and apc does not work.
- admin / <blank>
- administrator / administrator
- <blank> / <blank>
- administrator / apc
- admin / apc
Keep in mind to use the default password and username it cannot have been deleted or changed previously. If that has occurred, then resetting the device to its factory defaults will require physical access to the device, where a hardware reset can be performed on some units. On other units, a serial connection may be required to reset the device.