14.3. Forgotten user Password
I've forgotten my user password. How do I get a new
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 password.
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 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.