Questions tagged [password]

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 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?
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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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Raspbian root default password

I tried to modify the sudoers file on Raspbian /etc/sudoers, and it looks like I made a mistake, as I'm unable to modify it again. I am also unable to call any command that requires sudo permissions. ...
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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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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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Default username/password for CentOS 7 on Raspberry Pi

What is the default username and password for CentOS 7 for Raspberry Pi?
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Change/reset password WITHOUT monitor/keyboard

I forgot the password to my Pi, but don't have access to a compatible monitor/keyboard. I've seen methods like these but they all involve editing cmdline.txt and then booting with a monitor and ...
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User and password

I just installed Raspian Jessie lite date 4-10-17. All articles state the username and password are "pi" and "rasberry". These do not work. What is the correct user and password?
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I have just returned to my Raspberry Pi after a year and can't remember my login

After sitting in the depths of my project desk for a year or so, a Raspberry Pi model B turned up that has data I want to save. It boots up but I deleted the pi user for security reasons and can't ...
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connmanctl having problem with complex passphrase

The built in WiFi module seems to work fine, as it can connect to both of my open networks I created for testing, i.e. the 2.4GHz, and the 5.0GHz ones. If I set a simple passphrase (i.e. contains ...
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Where is the wifi password stored on Raspbian? [duplicate]

Say I type in my wifi password and press "Remember" or something. It should store it, either as a hash or plain text, in a file somewhere. Where is that file? Is it stored as a hash or plain text?
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Protect my motion webcam stream with a password (motion.conf)

I set up a webcam server using motion. The video is correctly streamed to Internet. Now I would like to protect the stream with a password: I don't want unknown people to spy on me! I don't know how ...
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startup to desktop and then enter password

Is there a way where we can startup to desktop then its going to ask for a password (like how you enter passwords for user accounts on windows) instead of the raspberry pi starting up with password ...
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How to change a password

I'm trying to change the password on my RPi 3. I've tried sudo passwd and it gets me to the screen where I can enter a new password, but then the terminal stops letting me type. Does anyone know how ...
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Where can I find the /.ssh/known_hosts file on my rpi3?

I have the following error when I try to connect to my rpi over SSH: @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @ WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED! @ @@@@@@@@@@@...
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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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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 change the Raspberry Pi user password?

I will be needing to access my Raspberry Pi while I am away from home, and SSH would be good for this purpose. I am using it with password authentication, and I don't want to mess around with SSH keys....
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Unable to reset password on Raspberry Pi (Raspbian Jessie)

I'm trying to follow the directions in https://howtoraspberrypi.com/recover-password-raspberry-pi/. (For future reference in case that tutorial disappears, here is the steps up to the point which I ...
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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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How can you recover your password?

I changed my password but I forgot it. How can I recover it?
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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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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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Changing RetroPie SSH password

I just installed RetroPie on a new Raspberry Pi 3, I'm currently connecting via SSH to configure it, with the default Username (pi) and password (raspberry). I wanted to know how to change this ...
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what is password with new installation

What is the password to switch user to root. I just put the new ad card into rpi3b and in trying to su root I am asked for a password and I enter raspberry and get authentication error.
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VNC server run at boot - authentication problem

I followed This tutorial to install and run a VNC server on my Pi using tightvnc. Everything works great when I start the server through SSH but I wanted it to start at boot. So I wrote the script to ...
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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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Change password AND public key for standard user pi

I want to SSH into my Raspberry Pi, but for security reasons also don't want to keep the standard password raspberry for the standard user pi. There fore I used passwd to change pi's password. However,...
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Entering long Wi-Fi password on commandline

I have Wi-Fi enabled but would prefer to paste in my Wi-Fi password rather than type it because it is very long. Can this be done and can I encrypt the password? I am running a dual boot and ...
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I have forgotten my Windows 10 IoT password how can I reset it?

How can I recover Windows 10 IoT password for Raspberry Pi 3?
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System Calls From C Code

after many searches and tries, finally I found a way to protect my python code on my raspberry pi (for sure there is no 100% security), but let's say I made it a little bit harder. This method still ...
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Can I edit cmdline.txt on a Mac?

It says the SD card is write protected even if it is in unlocked position. I'm trying to recover lost password by following the instructions here http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2014/08/how-to-reset-...
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Issues in removing password login Raspberry Pi 3 Model B V1.2

NOTE : I have referenced lot of websites and referenced stack overflow answers but its not working for me I have set up ssh login for my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B V1.2 and its working like a breeze. ...
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How can I list the usernames in safe mode?

I originally set up my Raspberry Pi to start up without requiring a login username and password, but some friends (still friends in spite of it all) did something so that it now requires a login. ...
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How to disable requiring a password for mount USB - Flash drive

I cant find the answer, How can I disable requiring password to mount Flash drive, Just plug USB and open folder without password.
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Password resets on shutdown

First point I am completely new to the Raspberry Pi. Having purchased a Raspberry Pi with the NOOBS SD card, I completed the basic install and have access to the Pi. I wanted to have this accessible ...
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How To Get Wifi Password With Connecting via ethernet cable

I just got the raspberry pi 3 and i wanna know if its possible to get the wifi password via connecting with a ethernet cable p.s. its noobs 2.4.2 p.p.s. sorry if its a dumb question i am a beginner
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cmdline.txt changes are discarded when ejecting sd card

I am trying to change the password on a Pi sd card. However, each time I edit the cmdline.txt with init=/bin/sh, I eject, put it into my pi and it loads up right to the normal user sign in. So, I ...
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Resetting password does not work

I'm trying to reset my Raspbian password, so I took the SD card to Windows and added the text init=/bin/sh (including a space) at the end of the line of the file cmdline.txt. I did that with Notpad++ ...
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SSH takes long time to connect

after installing build-essential (not pre-installed on Minibian) it seems like ssh takes a really long time to connect. On OS X, when I press enter in the terminal, the text to enter the password ...
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Changing pi user password - reverts to default following reboot

I have a Raspberry Pi running Jessie that I'm using as a notification gateway. If I SSH to it and change the user pi password, it appears to take and when I open a separate SSH session to it it ...
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Password Reset via init=/bin/sh Doesn't Work This Time

Previously I had to reset my password. I found an article on how to edit cmdline.txt and followed the directions and it worked. Later, I tried to install KODI on RP3 running Raspian Jessie. It ...
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pi's password is lost in every reboot

I am newbee at Pi3B. I installed Jessie at Pi3B board. Whenever I reboot the board, the pi's password was changed into unknown value. So, I delete pi's password encryption field from /etc/password ...
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Password of user pi keeps changing

I have a Raspberry Pi which is only used to display a web page on a screen. The pi connects to the internet over Wifi. When I'm on the same wifi I used to connect to my pi through SSH or VNC viewer ...
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How do I set password prior to first boot?

I have a raspberry pi 3B v1.2 which I want to use as a headless server, downloaded a new version of raspbian jessie lite (2017-04-10), wrote it to the micro SD card, then created a new password with ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Not Upgrading

I am a new Raspberry Pi user. I bought a Pi 3 recently. I installed rasbian on it by using NOOBS abd SD Card Formatter. After completing the installation i set a root password by using -- sudo passwd ...
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Unable to enter recovery mode on Ubuntu MATE

I forgot my password for Ubuntu MATE and I've read that the only way to reset it in Ubuntu is to enter recovery mode and enter a root shell etc. The problem is, I can't figure out how to enter ...
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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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Raspbian Password Security

I'm building a Raspberry pi Raspbian server and wanted to know how secure the passwords are, as I intend to forward the port. Is it possible to SSH into a machine without the password? Any input is ...
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Why do I have 3 different pi users?

raspberry pi 3 with raspbian, ssh via macOS Hi, I just noticed something awkward. When I tried to login via ssh on my pi, I noticed that I couldn't log in with the password I recently changed with ...