How to Change your Password in Ubuntu Linux

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This article describes the steps you can take to change your password in Ubuntu Linux.

Like Windows and other operating systems, it is a good idea to change your password from time to time, especially if you think someone else knows your password.

If you forget your password, any user with administrator privileges can change it for you. You will not be able to change your password if you can’t log in.

When you update your login password, your login keyring password will automatically be updated to be the same as your new login password.

Below is how to change your password in Ubuntu Linux.

How to change your password in Ubuntu Linux

As described above, it is a good idea to change your password from time to time, especially if you think someone else knows your password.

To change your password in Ubuntu Linux, follow the steps below:

Ubuntu Linux has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating, all can be done from the System Settings panel.

Alternatively, click on the System menu at the top-right corner of the top bar on your desktop.

On the System menu, select Settings as highlighted below.

In the Settings app, click on the Users tile to open the panel.

In the System Settings -> Users settings panel, Click the label ····· next to Password. If you are changing the password for a different user, you will first need to Unlock the panel.

Enter your current password, then a new password. Enter your new password again in the Verify New Password field.

You can press the icon to automatically generate a random password.

Once you are done, click the Change button to complete the process.

You can use the command line terminal to change your password as well. Below is a post that shows you how to do that.

How to change the password on the command terminal in Ubuntu Linux

That should do it!

Conclusion:

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