Change password for admin

How can I change the password for “admin” ?

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from the console, run again the setup program.



This is how it worked for me:

  1. On the web UI go to: System / SSH Access and check [x] SSH Access, click “Stop SSH…in 15 min” button. Now the SSH service is active for 15 min.
  2. Open console, e.g. with PuTTY on Windows
  3. login as: root
  4. enter password for root
  5. type “setup”, press enter, a menu appears.
  6. navigate to ‘admin’ password and select [OK]
  7. enter new password twice and select [OK]

Mission accomplished :slightly_smiling_face:


There was already an updated post from earlier today that covered this topic.

It also covers how do I change my email address and how do I send a private message.


I found a way better way:
In an SSH session do
htpasswd /var/ipfire/auth/users admin

Why’s that “way better”? Bc. you can easily enter complex passwords by pasting the password - setup doesn’t provide that.

That doesn’t change the admin (web access of ipfire instance) password.

I obviously misunderstood the question being asked back last year.