How to Change A User's Password in Linux


1) SSH to your server
2) run the following command:


3) Enter your new password.  Ensure there are no typos - copy and paste from a temporary notepad file is good practice but ensure you delete the file afterwards as you don’t want to leave passwords laying around in plain text.

4) Enter the password a second time.

You have now updated your password.  As a root user you can update the passwords for other users aside from just root if required by your colleagues.