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Solaris 10  - change user password

Posted on 2011-03-22
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Hi,

I want to change the password for a specific user due to the following error.

da@ss03ust> su - ocle
Password:
su: Password for user 'ocle' has expired - use passwd(1) to update it

How should I proceed?

I don't want to end up in a chicken-and-the-egg problem where you can't log in to change it.

Tks,
Joao
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by:woolmilkporc
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Log in as ocle using telnet, ssh, rsh or the console.
This will succeed and you can change ocle's password, as opposed to "su" where this is not possible.

wmp

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Pieter Jordaan earned 125 total points
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Hi

The easiest way is to login with the root account, then use:

passwd ocle
Then type in the new password.
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by:joaotelles
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Tks! Both ways worked.
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