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crismblog
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 Reset Password


The easiest method of resetting a user’s account password in Linux is to use the passwd command. To do it on Linux Mint or any Linux distribution that uses sudo, start a shell terminal and type the following command:

  • sudo passwd

You will, of course, be prompted to authenticate with your current password before you are given the opportunity of changing it. On a distribution that does not use sudo, call the passwd command without sudo.


Tags: reset password, reset password in linux, reset password in linux mint
Created: 2 years ago.
Last edited: 2 years ago.
Reviewed: 2 years ago.
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Comments
2 months ago

jbl0
What if you don't have a password?

I created a password for my daughter without a password so that she could set it on her first login. When she types sudo passwd she is prompted for her password. When she presses enter without entering anything, "Sorry, try again" is returned.
 
1 year ago

philsoft
worked fine thanks  
1 year ago

jahid_0903014
thnks  
1 year ago

nitemagic
well for this noob this was a real help thx a bunch!(my 1st day on mint)
 
2 years ago

juupii
thank you  
2 years ago

Leonhu
That´s very easy, thank you! :)  
2 years ago

kazztan0325
You are welcome, @crismblog !
Thank you for your swift response.
 
2 years ago

crismblog
@kazztan0325
Thanks for the warning.
Now the image is seen again.
 
2 years ago

kazztan0325
@crismblog:
I cannot see the image which you have attached to this tutorial.
It seems the link to the image file is dead.
( http://crismblog.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/passwd.png )

 
2 years ago

yves910
Super.  
2 years ago

trollboy
Short and sweet. Nice :)

Also, if you are on a system with more than one user, running sudo passwd other-user-name will allow you to just as easily change their password.
 
2 years ago

Mintification
An excellent to-the-point article.  

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