LKBEN11019: Howto change the password for a normal user

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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 2 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Latest update: 02/10/2020 | Comment:


You need to change a users password because he or sho forgot it




You log on as root and type

passwd <username>

e.g. passwd lubby1

Now you can set the password. You need to give in the password twice to minimize errors. 

If a user wants to change his password, he does not need to enter a username. The paswd command will do.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.


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