Change Password (en)

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Example: Set the password with telnet

The password of the Dreambox can be changed via telnet with following command.

passwd

Options

The command passwd has some useful options.

root@dm8000:~# passwd --help
Usage: passwd [options] [LOGIN]
 
Options:
  -a, --all                     report password status on all accounts
  -d, --delete                  delete the password for the named account
  -e, --expire                  force expire the password for the named account
  -h, --help                    display this help message and exit
  -k, --keep-tokens             change password only if expired
  -i, --inactive INACTIVE       set password inactive after expiration
                                to INACTIVE
  -l, --lock                    lock the password of the named account
  -n, --mindays MIN_DAYS        set minimum number of days before password
                                change to MIN_DAYS
  -q, --quiet                   quiet mode
  -r, --repository REPOSITORY   change password in REPOSITORY repository
  -S, --status                  report password status on the named account
  -u, --unlock                  unlock the password of the named account
  -w, --warndays WARN_DAYS      set expiration warning days to WARN_DAYS
  -x, --maxdays MAX_DAYS        set maximum number of days before password
                                change to MAX_DAYS

Worth knowing

Ambox notice.png The set password is used for all supported protocols (Telnet, FTP, SSH, etc.) for accessing the Dreambox.
Ambox attention.png Keep in mind, for OE based images there is no password set for the user root by default.

See also