How To Set or Change Linux User Password?

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How To Set or Change Linux User Password?

How do I set or change Linux system password for any user account? How can I change user password on Linux operating system using the command-line options?

Farjanul Nayem Answered question December 12, 2022
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Linux Set User Password

  • Open the Linux terminal application.
  • Type following passwd command command to change your own password:

passwd

Sample output:

Changing password for vivek
(current) UNIX password:
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully


Linux change password for other user account

  • Open the Linux terminal application.
  • You need to login as the root user using the su command or sudo command:

sudo su

  • Then as the root user, type the passwd command followed by the username. For example, to change password for user named ‘vivek’, run:

passwd vivek

Sample session:

Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully

Farjanul Nayem Answered question December 12, 2022
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