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Change SRX650 root password

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i have a Juniper SRX 650 firewall, i have root password and could login, is there any procedure change the password without reboot? if yes what is the steps? because i could not found it via web management interface and don't know the command via CLI.

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by:Gerwin Jansen
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How did you login? With an SSH connection? If so then you could just change it using the passwd command.
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by:beardog1113
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hello
i can both login via web or ssh, for the command , could you give me an example?

thanks
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by:Gerwin Jansen
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[root@localhost# passwd
Changing password for user root.
New password:
Retype new password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
[root@localhost]#

BEFORE you logout from the ssh session in which you changed the password, logon with a second session/screen to make sure the new password works.
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by:beardog1113
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hello
looks like my firewall don't have "password" command, is there any thing different?
thanks



root@HKCLK1SRX01# pass    
                  ^
unknown command.
root@HKCLK1SRX01# pass
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Fidelius earned 500 total points
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Did you try with:
root@host> configure
root@host# set system root-authentication plain-text-password
New password:
Retype new password:
root@host# commit

Regards!
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thank you
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