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Thread: Force password?

  1. #1
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    Force password?

    Hai guise.

    I've been having a problem that I think is ridiculous. I wanted to change my password, but my password choice was "too weak" according to Ubuntu, so, Ubuntu was discouraging me from using the password I wanted too, there's nothing wrong with that. However, when I wanted to change it, I just got a window requesting that I choose another password, I don't think my password choice is too weak, and I think that anything trying to force me not to use my preferred password is annoying.

    So, is there anyway to force it even if Ubuntu thinks it is too weak?

  2. #2
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    Re: Force password?

    Is this during the installation of ubuntu? If so, you should get a pop up window asking you to change or keep the password and continue.

  3. #3
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    Re: Force password?

    Code:
    man chpasswd
    Good luck.
    Life is an extraordinarily long concatenation of luck and coincidence.

  4. #4
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    Re: Force password?

    I'm not sure if I follow what you are saying. If you click continued it should let you use the "weak password".

    If you want to change the password after the installation, then login and do the following:

    1. Open up a terminal and type
    Code:
    passwd
    2. Press Enter
    3. Type your new password
    4. Press Enter again
    5. Retype the same password
    6. Press Enter again

    Your password is now changed.
    Last edited by lovbuntu; March 15th, 2012 at 01:38 AM.

  5. #5
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    Re: Force password?

    Late response, sorry.
    No, it's not from installation, it's from the settings.

  6. #6
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    Re: Force password?

    1) Open a Terminal
    2) Enter "man passwd" and read the documentation.
    3) Run "sudo passwd yourusername". Enter your password when prompted to run the passwd program as the root user, then enter your new password twice when prompted.

  7. #7
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    Re: Force password?

    Try:

    Code:
    sudo passwd ryuguns
    (substitute your actual username for 'ryuguns')

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