webmin password

I would like to know is it possible to change webmin password for root without changing the actural password for root?
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ranadastidarAsked:
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sunnycoderCommented:
Hi ranadastidar,

Yes it is possible
./changepass.pl /path/to/webmin/configuration/files root newpassword

Cheers!
sunnycoder
ranadastidarAuthor Commented:
but its change my root password too, i just want to webmin access password for root
sunnycoderCommented:
webmin and system root passwords are two different entities ... they might initially be the same but they can be changed independent of each other ...

Try modifying the webmin password using GUI ...
http://chrisdo.org/articles/2006/08/09/webmin-server-administration-software#ChangePasswords
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ranadastidarAuthor Commented:
i already slove the problem , just doing with this command


/usr/libexec/webmin/changepass.pl /etc/ root (password)
sunnycoderCommented:
Isnt that same as the command I posted in my first post?
ranadastidarAuthor Commented:
no its not same, u didnt told that /etc/ root (password) thats very much important
ranadastidarAuthor Commented:
its /etc/webmin root (password)
sunnycoderCommented:
>./changepass.pl /path/to/webmin/configuration/files root newpassword

You kept your configuration files in /etc/admin so that is the path to webmin configuration files, the second argument I posted

root is third argument in both the cases

last argument newpassword is self explanatory and very much the same as (password) you mentioned

I fail to see the difference!!!

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ranadastidarAuthor Commented:
anyway i m giving u points but i m not fully satisfiesd with ur answer
ranadastidarAuthor Commented:
IF THE MODERATOR CAN GIVE THE POINTS AS WELL THEN WHY WE HAVE TO ASSIGN POINT HERE? JUST DO WHAT EVER U LIKE
ranadastidarAuthor Commented:
HIS ANSWER WAS NOT CLEAR THAT IS WHY I GAVE HIM GRADE B,
ranadastidarAuthor Commented:
no the response was not fully correct, and  i know the site rules and member agreement very much and as per the rule if someone;s responese completly clear in nature then only he or she  can receive the grade A. If someone ask you when sun rise today, and if your answer is morning then your answer is not fully correct you have to say the exact time when sun rise happened today. So as a moerator your should know who can get grade A. is that clear to u?
ranadastidarAuthor Commented:
the answer should be usr/libexec/webmin/changepass.pl /etc/ root (password)
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