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 have special characters.

How do I stop this strict password policy? I WANT a weak password so please no responses as to why this is a bad idea, closed network, doesn't matter.

  • This was very Googleable - don't forget that it's just Debian. May 7 '13 at 20:53
  • Why was this down voted? May 8 '13 at 2:10
  • I tried googling for 30 minutes before hand, couldn't find anyone in Debian that had that problem.
    – jfreak53
    May 8 '13 at 13:52

Do the password change while super user

sudo -s
passwd user

Type and retype the password at the prompt and you are done.

Substitute user with the actual name of the user you want to change the password.

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