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How to change the password in the ECS instance

Last Updated: Jan 06, 2019

Change the password in Linux instance

Take CentOS 6.8 as an example.

  1. Connect and log on to your Linux instance.
  2. Run passwd username, such as passwd root in this example.
  3. Type your new password, and type your new password again to confirm it.
    LinuxPasswd

Change the password in Windows instance

Take Windows Server 2008 as an example.

  1. Connect and log on to your Windows instance.
  2. Click Start > Run, and enter compmgmt.msc.
  3. Select Computer Management > Local Users and Groups > User, and right-click the user that you want to configure, such as Administrator as example.
  4. Click Set Password.
    SetPassword
  5. Click Proceed.
    Proceed
  6. Type your new password, and type your new password again to confirm it.
  7. Click OK.
    Confirm
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