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Changing a local user account password

You can change a local user account password by using a Telnet session, the console, the Secure Shell connection, or the Remote Shell connection.

Step

  1. Do one of the following:
    If you are using this connection method to administer the storage system... Then...

    Telnet session or the console

    1. Enter the following command:
      passwd
    2. When Data ONTAP prompts you, enter the name of the local user whose password you want to change.
    3. When Data ONTAP prompts you, enter the new password.
    4. Enter the new password again for confirmation.

    Remote Shell connection

    Enter the following command:

    rsh system_name -l username:password passwd old_password new_password username

    Secure Shell connection

    Enter the following command:

    ssh -l username system_name passwd old_password new_password username