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