Reset Password

crismblog
  7 years ago
  16

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.

Comments
No_2 1 year ago

Worked great but little confused when cursor did not move or reflect any echo of any kind yet did work as I suspected. thanx


CandyArts 4 years ago

I need to find a place to change the password of this website login. I cannot find where it is changed, because I forgot it, but then I got a crazy one via email which I need to change. Can someone point to me where is the password to access this site?... Thanks


philsoft 6 years ago

worked fine thanks


jahid_0903014 6 years ago

thnks


juupii 7 years ago

thank you


Leonhu 7 years ago

That´s very easy, thank you! :)


kazztan0325 7 years ago

You are welcome, @crismblog !
Thank you for your swift response.


crismblog 7 years ago

@kazztan0325
Thanks for the warning.
Now the image is seen again.


kazztan0325 7 years ago

@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 )


yves910 7 years ago

Super.


trollboy 7 years ago

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.


Mintification 7 years ago

An excellent to-the-point article.