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How can I change my root or extra password?

To change your extra or root kerberos password, use the following command:

joeuser@athena:~$ kpasswd username/instance

Note: Be sure to fill in the correct information for username and instance.

For example, if you are joeuser and wish to change the password for your extra instance, you would type:

joeuser@athena:~$ kpasswd joeuser/extra


This works in the same way the passwd command normally works, i.e.: you will be prompted for your old password, and then a new one, which you will have to enter twice, to safeguard against any typos.

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May 14, 2012

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