19 September 2012

Changing root password in CentOS

If you want to change the default root password in CentOS, it’s one simple command: (assuming you’re logged in as root)


passwd

You’ll have to enter your new password twice:


Changing password for user root.
New UNIX password: 
Retype new UNIX password:

If they match, you’ll get the message:


passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.

All done!

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