How to reset lost passwords in the underlying Linux operating system on Security Analytics

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Article ID: 169023

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Issue/Introduction

This only works if you know the root password and have access to the command line.

Resolution

Security Analytics currently runs on the Linux platform. Should a regular user account's password be lost, it can be reset similarly to that of other Unix/Linux Operating System.

[[email protected] ~]# passwd admin
Changing password for user admin.
Password requirements: Passwords must be at least 6 characters in length. Contain at least one lower case character.
New UNIX password:<enter password here>
Retype new UNIX password:<enter password again here>
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
[[email protected] ~]#


If the root account's password is lost, see Article 168199 for instructions to reset its password.