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5.4. Changing Passwords

Password policies (Chapter 11, Policy: Defining Password Policies) and minimal access restrictions can be applied to a password change operation:

5.4.1. From the Web UI

  1. Open the Identity tab, and select the Users subtab.
  2. Click the name of the user for whom to reset the password. All users can change their own password; only administrators or users with delegated permissions can change other user's passwords.
  3. Scroll to the Account Settings area.
  4. Click the Reset Password link.
  5. In the pop-up box, enter and confirm the new password.

5.4.2. From the Command Line

Changing a password — your own or another user's — is done using the user-mod command, as with other user account changes.
[bjensen@ipaserver ~]$ kinit admin
[bjensen@ipaserver ~]$ ipa user-mod jsmith --password