How to change SSH passwords from the CLI

How to change SSH passwords from the CLI

If you are a Nexcess client on a physical (non-cloud) server, you may instead use SiteWorx to change your SSH password.

  1. If you have not done so already, enable SSH. See How to enable SSH access for details

  2. Log in to your server with SSH. 

  3. Enter the command:

    passwd

  4. Type your password, then press Enter.

  5. When prompted for your current UNIX password, enter your SSH password, then press Enter.

  6. Retype your new password and press enter. If successful, you will see the output:

    passwd: all authentication tokes updated successfully

For 24-hour assistance any day of the year, contact our Support Team by email or through the Client Portal.

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