Use this tag for questions related to passwords on any of the device's compatible operating systems. Depending on the distribution, the default password will change. (See the full tag wiki for a list of default passwords.)

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What secure disk format allows me to plug in and access in both Raspberry Pi and laptop (Mac OSX, Windows 8)?

I want to create a file backup server using the Raspberry Pi. I would like the hard drive to be connected to the device and be accessed by connecting wirelessly via the Raspberry Pi. At the same time, ...
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ssh login - access denied (raspberry resets password)

When I boot the raspberry and try to login via ssh with username:pi and password:raspberry I only get the "access denied" message as if the password were not correct. I found out that the password is ...
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Raspberry Pi “forgets” password after boot

I have to set the password for the user pi everytime i boot the raspberry. I used chage to disable password expiration so it has to be a problem with the raspberry itself. Output of chage looks ...
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Security aspects: set a password to recovery mode, encrypt a directory

I wish to give more security to my r-pi which will be left in a public place. Particularly, I would like know how to set a password to "revovery mode" encrypt a specific folder in which there is my ...
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Issues setting a password

I got a Maplin advanced Rasberry Pi kit for christmas this year, and flowing the instructions it says I should change the password. But when I go to change it, I can't change the password! I tried ...
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How to get null passwords over SSH working on Raspbian?

I'm running the latest Raspbian image on a Model B. I attempted to create a null password by using passwd -d, blanking the password field for the user in /etc/shadow, and setting PermitEmptyPasswords ...
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How to Encrypt External Hard Drive so It Can be accessible only from XBMC on Raspberry PI

I have an external 1TB USB hard drive linked to a Raspbmc setup (XBMC on Raspberry Pi), Currently the files (pictures, music, movies) on this drive are naked, so anyone can copy or delete them if he ...
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I think I've deleted the default pi user

I've been watching the raspberry pi web server tutorial from tinkernut and I think I've lost the default pi user, my ROOT password isn't working either. How can I recover the and regain access?
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Forgotten non default id & password

I have a pi with Debian 7 which I have had working a while age. I now I find I can't log on. I am not sure if I changed password, but don't think I did. Can I reset password without loging in?
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NOOBS recovery password

I have installed a new kernel, but for some reason, it won't boot. I generated the kernel.img with imagetool-uncompressed.py, but now my Raspberry Pi fails to boot. I have made a backup of the old ...
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Allowing weak passwords for users

I just installed my brand new PI using the Wheezy image on Raspberry's site. Problem is it has such a strict password policy I cannot set it to anything less than 6 characters and even then it must ...
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cannot login anymore

I was following the tutorial here http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Raspberry-Pi-Web-Server and everything was going fine until I got to "The finishing touches" part of the tutorial. I was able to login ...
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How to automatically login in Raspbian?

I tried researching about this. I found an outdated article on how to do so in eLinux. It says one must nano /etc/inittab and find a line that reads 1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 tty1. ...
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How do I change/recover my password?

I have made several personal configuration changes to a Raspbian Wheezy install (more secure ssh, personal configurations, etc). It's been a couple weeks since I last touched it, and I completely ...
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Raspberry Pi types in 'pi' but not the password 'raspberry' on login

I have only just received my Raspberry Pi and something has gone wrong. When I get to the stage of logging in my Pi types in 'pi' fine, but the password 'raspberry' does not type in. The blinking ...
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How can I make raspbmc remember my passphrase?

I'm using Raspbmc on my Raspberry Pi as my torrent/media server. I want to backup ~/.xbmc and ~/.config/deluge by tarring them and rsync'ing them over to my Ubuntu laptop. This all goes fine, but I ...
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Auto-login with GUI disabled in Raspbian

How can I make the RPi auto-login when booted, when the GUI is disabled? You don't have to type a password, when logging in when GUI enabled, so there is probably an easy way of disabling the ...
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How can I change the pi user password?

I will be needing to access my pi while I am away from home, and SSH would be good for this purpose. I am using it with password authentication, I don't want to mess around with SSH keys. However I ...
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What password to use to log in after the first boot?

The first time I boot up my Raspberry Pi I get a login screen. What username and password should I use? That is, what is the default password for Raspberry Pi?