Forgotten user Password
I've forgotten my user password. How do I
get a new one?
Passwords are stored in encrypted files on your Red Hat
Enterprise Linux system: users cannot read a file and see their own
or other passwords. If you forget your user password, you must
create a new one.
If you realize that you have forgotten your pasword while logged
in, you can create a new one for yourself. Open a shell prompt and
enter the command passwd. The passwd command asks for the new password, which you
will have to enter twice. The next time you log in, use the new
If you are not logged in when you realize you have forgotten
your password, log in as the root user. Open a shell prompt and
enter the command passwd username, where username is your normal user name. The
passwd command requires you to enter the
new password twice. Log out of your system. You can now log back in
with your normal user name and your new password.