Set/change the password of a user

Created by Yuriy Andamasov, Modified on Wed, 10 Jan at 6:03 PM by Srividya Anantapatnaikuni

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Validated for VyOS versions
1.2.5, 1.3.5, 1.4.0, 1.5.x

To change the password of a user 

1. Enter configuration mode


2. Set password

set system login user [username] authentication plaintext-password [password]
Note: The password is stored encrypted after commit.

3. Commit and save changes


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