Changing your root password on an Ubuntu server.

You can change your root password on your Ubuntu server via SSH with some simple commands.

If you have Plesk or cPanel installed, you can do so there instead, but otherwise you can complete the following steps.

1. First of all, log in to the server via SSH.
2. When logged in, if you’re using the root user you just need to type;
sudo passwd root

If you already have root permissions, you will not need to type ‘sudo’. You can also change the ‘root’ to be a different user if you’ve set one up. If you type ‘passwd’ alone, it will change the password for your current user. Here’s an example of a root user changing their own password with a shorter command;

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