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Not able to change a password

Arun Jain
Frequent Advisor

Not able to change a password

Dear All,

I have created a new user in a rp3440 with HP-UX 11.23 with user id 0 (non unique).

The problem is as soon as I run the command to assign the password for the first time, it asks me the OLD Password :
As the password is null, so when I press enter to that point. it truncates the command with a sorry message.

What to do :

Please suggest

Thanks & Regards :
Arun Jain
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5 REPLIES
Ivan Krastev
Honored Contributor

Re: Not able to change a password

From root user use the command:
passwd newuser

regards,
ivan
Arun Jain
Frequent Advisor

Re: Not able to change a password

Hi Ivan,

I was doing the same way. But it is not working.

Regards :
Arun
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smatador
Honored Contributor

Re: Not able to change a password

Hi,
What about the force way to reset
passwd -f user
Arun Jain
Frequent Advisor

Re: Not able to change a password

Thanks guys for the support. I used SAM and it worked.
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OldSchool
Honored Contributor

Re: Not able to change a password

"I have created a new user in a rp3440 with HP-UX 11.23 with user id 0 (non unique)."

that's generally a *bad* idea. not only will you get dinged in security audits, take a guess at what happens if you goof up removing said user from the system.