Ubuntu – How to change the password?


How can I change my password?

I have looked around Ask Ubuntu but haven't found anything promising. A few answers got me close, but the advice always came from a more advanced user. I am new to the world of Linux however I feel I'm following the directions 100%.

I love Ubuntu & I'm learning a lot of good information but I have been spending far to much energy & time on what should be easy.

Best Answer

You can change your password with:

command line

Open a terminal and enter



The graphical method is preferred, especially if you have an encrypted home directory.

Open user accounts and change your user password from there.

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Lost password

If you lost your password see How do I reset a lost administrative password?

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