Configure Managed Accounts In SharePoint 2013 Central Administration

Here, you can add or remove the managed accounts and schedule how frequently they should have a password change on the SharePoint Administration.

How do we manage it?

Let’s open Central Admin of SharePoint on your machine. On your Windows desktop screen, click Start >> Administrative Tools >> SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.

  • Run it as an administrator to have the elevated privileges.
  • You will see the screenshot given below.

  • Central Admin is configured under the categories given above.
  • Click Security.

  • Go to General Security.

  • Click Configure managed accounts.
  • You will see the screen giiven below.


Here, you can create a new Managed account by clicking Register Managed Account.

  • Account Registration
    Provide your Service account credentials with the username and the password.

  • Automatic Password Change
    Here, you can configure where you want to allow automatic password changes. If yes, then in how many days and from when should you receive a notification email.

You can configure it as weekly or monthly.

Once the configuration is done, the managed accounts will be a part of the Central Admin of SharePoint and will have their password change automation as per your configuration.

In this article, we saw how to configure managed accounts in SharePoint 2013 Central Administration. There are more articles to come on Central Administration. Until then, keep reading and keep learning.