The Intel AMT administrative credentials and MEBx admin credentials often get confused as the same credentials, but they are different and have different purposes. By default, the administrator account for both credentials is admin and the password is admin. The MEBx credentials control local access to the MEBx on the computer and some Intel AMT settings. The Intel AMT administrative credentials control remote access to the Intel AMT settings (for example, when you run an out-of-band task from the Symantec Management Console, or access the Intel AMT Web UI).
When you access the MEBx for the first time, you must supply the default administrator credentials, and then you are prompted to change the password. This change modifies not only the MEBx admin account password but also the Intel AMT administrative account password.
Later, when you set up and configure Intel AMT computers, you change the Intel AMT administrator password again and make it different from the MEBx one.
Table: Out of Band Management Component credentials
Used to locally access the MEBx. The default administrator account and password are admin. During the Intel AMT initialization process, the default password is changed to a user-specified password (as defined in the configuration profile).