How to Change the Raspberry Pi Password

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The default Raspbian SD card image configures a default user account called ‘pi’ with a password of ‘raspberry’. Every device using this image will therefore have the same username and password combination. This is great for quickly getting starting but isn’t very good practice from a security point of view.

You should therefore consider changing the default password as soon as possible. It’s easy to do and only takes a minute. There are three methods you can use :

Method 1 – Change Raspberry Pi Password on the Command-line

  • From a command line prompt type passwd followed by the Enter key.
  • Type the current password followed by the Enter key.
  • Type the new password followed by the Enter key.
  • Re-enter the new password followed by the Enter key.
  • Your password has now been changed.

Your screen will look something like the screenshot below:

Chaning the Raspberry Pi password

Method 2 – Change Raspberry Pi Password via raspi-config

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Method 3 – Change Raspberry Pi Password on the Desktop

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Changing your default password is important if your Raspberry Pi is connected to the Internet or you are using SSH. Change your password and stay secure!

… oh just make sure you don’t forget the new password!

Here is a video showing the process :

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