can I change the password back to what it was in solaris 10

Posted on 2011-04-19
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I can get this fixed however I am trying to do it as easly as possable.

I accidently change the root password on a box, using solaris 10

can I revert it to what it was ?

Question by:TIMFOX123
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    Accepted Solution

    Just to be clear you changed it to something you know or don't know?

    If you know it, just issue the passed command as root, root "usually" doesn't have the same restrictions as users (like can't use the last 6 passwords etc....)

    If you don't know it, you either need to boot from cd/net mount / (root) and vi the shadow file.

    Or if you have agent technology such as tivoli, spectrum, operate that runs as root, you might be able to execute commands through the tool.

    Author Closing Comment

    I thought so :)

    Have to put in a ticket

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