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How to Change Your Raspberry Pi Password #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

PasswdTool

Great step-by-step password reset tutorial for the Raspberry Pi from Raspberry Pi Spy — that works great for our Occidentalis installs as well as Raspbian!

The default Raspbian SD card image configures a default user account called ‘pi’ with a password of ‘raspberry’. Every device using this image will therefore have the same username and password combination. This is great for quickly getting starting but isn’t very good practice from a security point of view.

You should therefore consider changing the default password as soon as possible. It’s easy to do and only takes a minute. Here are the simple steps you need to follow :

  • From a command line prompt type passwd followed by
  • the Enter key.
  • Enter the current password followed by the Enter key.
  • Enter the new password followed by the Enter key.
  • Re-enter the new password followed by the Enter key.
  • Your password has now been changed.

And here’s another hack if you are connected into your Raspberry Pi via the Adafruit WebIDE — the terminal access through the WebIDE has the ability to trigger the sudo passwd command. If you are foolish (like me) and select tricky passwords for yourself when setting up a Pi that you don’t write down, you can reset the password and this time write it down.


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