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Old 04-08-2015, 08:06 AM   #1
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Angry webmin wont accept Administrator password


Hi all. i have a Linux box running Opensuse 12.1 and i can login to the box at the command prompt no problem. but it suddenly stopped accepting that login on the webmin interface it says the password is wrong, but i know its right. what to do? i have tried commands like '/usr/share/webmin/changepass.pl but it says NO SUCH FILE OR DIRECTORY
 
Old 04-08-2015, 09:35 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!
Password for whom, or what account?
Who are you trying to login as?
 
Old 04-08-2015, 10:19 AM   #3
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:20 AM   #4
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Actually wait. I just realized something.it doesnt say the password is wrong. It just says login failed
 
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try root/root_pass
 
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nope. didnt work you mean put root_pass as the password?
 
Old 04-09-2015, 10:17 AM   #7
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nope. didnt work you mean put root_pass as the password?
No, I meant login as root with the root password.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 08:23 AM   #8
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i dont have the root password
 
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In that case use your normal username and password, however you may find that you have no permissions to access webmin. If that's the case then contact your systems administrator.
 
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You should be able to use your own account but it may wish you have access to sudo (if you don't already have it). If you don't know your root password, or your own, change it with passwd.
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sudo passwd root # changes passwd for user "root"
Usual password strength lecture applies. If you can't use sudo (I'm not a user of CentOS so I wouldn't know) then you can use an installation disc to reset it using the rescue option. I believe you can also rescue the password via grub.

I use webmin myself so I know the changepass file exists. You'll need to make sure you definitely installed it to that directory. If not just peek around, with ls, in every webmin folder you can find on the filesystem until you find it.

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Old 04-10-2015, 11:37 AM   #11
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Thanx i will try that. I work for an it company that has had a previous technician install and setup this linux box for data storage but ive been dropped in the deep end to figure out the linux stuff
 
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2nd bullet
look at owner:group on /usr/libexec/webmin/changepass.pl (you'll need sudo or su privs to run this).

Usage format:
/usr/libexec/webmin/changepass.pl /etc/webmin <user> <new_pass>
and this assumes a 'default' install using a package-manager or related utility directly.
(yum|rpm or apt-get)

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