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Difference Between the Intel ME Password and the AMT Admin Password

Created: 08 May 2007 • Updated: 08 May 2007
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Q:
What is the difference between the Intel ME Password* and the AMT admin Password with Intel vPro* AMT technology?

A:
The MEBx password is used for local access to the ME settings (Accessed via Ctrl + P during System POST). It is similar to the BIOS password save this password is always required.

The AMT admin password is for the specific AMT ACL entry “admin”. They are synchronized in a one-touch provisioning model for convenience.

The AMT Admin password is often known as the Intel AMT Connection Credentials in the Altiris Console when working with Out of Band Management (OOB), Real-Time Systems Manager (RTSM, RTCI), and Network Discovery.