System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Change a User's Password

Use the following procedure when a user forgets her password.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Start the Solaris Management Console.

    # /usr/sadm/bin/smc &

    For more information on starting the Solaris Management Console, see How to Start the Console as Superuser or as a Role or How to Start the Solaris Management Console in a Name Service Environment.

  3. Click the This Computer icon under the Management Tools icon in the Navigation pane.

    A list of categories is displayed.

  4. (Optional) Select the appropriate toolbox for your name service environment.

  5. Click the System Configuration icon.

  6. Click the User icon.

  7. Provide the superuser password or the role password.

  8. Click the User Accounts icon, then double–click the user who needs a new password.

    For example, select scutter1.

  9. Select the Password tab, then select the User Must Use This Password at Next Login option.

  10. Enter the user's new password and click OK.