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that is a very old version. Sorry I don't have it available right now to try
On the online documentation for 2018.08 the only way which is documented is via the UI but will not help since you cannot login at all:
But in newer versions there is one way via the UI and another way via the command line. this the example from 2020.05
I know that last year I followed the steps below from 2019.02 online guide below to reset an admin password on a CDF version 2018.11 and it worked fine. Looking at those steps I would said it should also work for 2018.08 because 2018.11 was just like a patch on top of 2018.08
To make it easy my suggestion would be to follow the steps from the "Reset the password via getting into the IdM pod" using cmd line on the online guide of the version 2019.02
I do not think you can have both CEF and XDAS auditing working at the same time. You have to pick one.