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How do I change username & password?

Posted on 2002-05-01
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It has been decided that we should disable the old usernames and passwords and recreate more upto date ones on our Linux boxes.  How do I go about doing this?

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"It depends", different distros handle user management in different ways.

Have a look around on your system for programs along the lines of:

adduser
useradd
deluser
etc

Then read their man pages. You will probably find them in a system binary directory, so create a root login shell with "su -" first.
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