Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How to change the password of the openvz vps

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Here the steps to change the password of the openvz vps or virtual private server from the command line.


[root@test ~]# vzlist -a | grep 192.168.0.100
       462        245 running   192.168.0.100    abc.xyx.com

Always take back up of configuration file before you do anything
[root@test ~]# cp /etc/sysconfig/vz-scripts/462.conf{,bfchpass}

Syntax
vzctl set VE_ID --userpasswd root:[newpasswd] --save

[root@test ~]# vzctl set 462 --userpasswd root:abc123$ --save
Changing password for user root.
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
Saved parameters for CT 462
[root@test ~]#
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