The password to access OpenVas vulnerability scanner with username ‘admin’ is created during the initial setup. At times you forget the password or want to reset it. This can be accomplished by resetting the password using the following command:
To change admin password:
sudo openvasmd –user=admin –new-password=letmein
Then logon using admin for the username and letmein as the password
If you would like to create additional user accounts for user accountability, you can create additional usernames by using the following commands:
sudo openvasmd –create-user [my-new-user]
and it would create the user with a generated password.