Change a root password of a Linux/Unix OS/Server Via SSH
Edited by Mark Joel Cristobal, Charmed, Eng
Firewall protection from intruder is important but in very common way of giving some protection with a certain software in Linux is the Root/user password access in which this is very important and essential to limit the intruder in access)
- 1The first Step is to login to the server and run the terminal or if you are using a Windows OS all you need to do is to use the Putty that will act as a terminal and connect with the SSH port which is 22Advertisement
- 2if you want to change the password of a root user also then type "passwd username" without the double quotation the user pertains to the username.after you log on the server's SSH(shell) then type the bash/unix command "passwd" without the double quotation then enter and it will prompt you to enter a complex password, meaning with a combination of alpha numeric key and you're done.Advertisement
- 3To test if it works then close the terminal then relogin again with the password that you used to changed.Advertisement
Tips Tricks & Warnings
- Be sure that you that you will be able to remember the password the newly password that you used.
- write it manually to a piece of paper just in case that you are not familiar with the password.
If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.
Categories : Linux
Recent edits by: Charmed, Mark Joel Cristobal