Over time, you might need to alter the settings of your SSP, such as changing the credentials of the configured SSP service account because you want to change the password. To administer the properties of an SSP, you must first navigate to it. Follow these steps to access the page:
Launch SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration from the Administrative Tools menu.
Click the Application Management tab.
In the Office SharePoint Server Shared Services section, click Create Or Configure This Farm’s Shared Services.
Hover your mouse over the SSP name so that the down arrow appears to the right of the SSP name. Click the down arrow, and from the drop-down menu, select Edit Properties, as shown in Figure 18-1.
Figure 18-1. Editing the properties ...