How to Change Root Password Using SSH


This article explains the method of changing the root password on a Linux Server using SSH.

  1. SSH the server as Root user.
  2. Run the following command:
    $ passwd root
  3. You will see the following output:
    Changing password for user root.
    New password: (Enter Desired Password)
    Retype new password: (Retype Desired Password)
    passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
    

Your password has now been changed and will be required to access the server as root user for any subsequent connections.

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