This article explains the method of changing the root password on a Linux Server using SSH.
- SSH the server as Root user.
- Run the following command:
$ passwd root
- 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.