Ubuntu – How to set a short password on Ubuntu


When I install the Ubuntu, I set a short password(<4). Now I want to change the other short password by "passwd" or change passphrase on "Password and Keys" program, it needs a password >4 char.

Best Answer

Use following command in Terminal:

sudo passwd <user>

Replace <user> with the username whose password you wish to change.

This works because passwd suppresses all checks for length or entropy when you use it as the root user.

Warning: if the target user has an encrypted home directory, this will cause problems! (see comments below)

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