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How2 change my pi users default password on my Raspberry Pi

One of a set of simple easy to use guides for beginners to set up a Raspberry Pi computer.


This is probably the simplest guide I will be writing and explains how to change the pi user's password on your Raspberry Pi from the default raspberry

1. Log into the Raspberry Pi with user pi and password raspberry and type the following
pi@raspberrypi:~$ passwd
The passwd command allows you to change your password, you will be prompted for your old password, then you new password twice. Once this is done then the next time you log in you will need to use the new password.
I would use a random sequence of characters for your password as simple words can be easily hacked - please see NOTE below

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Changing password for pi.
(current) UNIX password:
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully
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NOTE:-I would recommend Password Safe to store and generate your passwords on your PC. This can be downloaded from the Source Forge Password Safe website.

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