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Authentication token manipulation error when logging in as root for first time

  • Posted September 23, 2014

Hi, Setup a new droplet and trying to login as root - after it says i need to change my password, I receive the following error:

Authentication token manipulation error

ANd takes me back to the login prompt… any ideas? This is on Centos 6.5 and 7.0…

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When you get requested to change your passoword, FIRST put in your CURRENT password then the NEW password then VERIFY the NEW password.

Hi!

When it asks you to change the password, the first thing you need to input is the current password.

You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced)
Changing password for root.
(current) UNIX password: 
Enter new UNIX password: 
Retype new UNIX password: 

If that is entered incorrectly, you will get the “Authentication token manipulation error” and be logged out.

If you’re still having issues, you can reset the password in the DigitalOcean control panel:

Hi!

When it asks you to change the password, the first thing you need to input is the current password.

You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced)
Changing password for root.
(current) UNIX password: 
Enter new UNIX password: 
Retype new UNIX password: 

If that is entered incorrectly, you will get the “Authentication token manipulation error” and be logged out.

If you’re still having issues, you can reset the password in the DigitalOcean control panel:

Hi!

When it asks you to change the password, the first thing you need to input is the current password.

You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced)
Changing password for root.
(current) UNIX password: 
Enter new UNIX password: 
Retype new UNIX password: 

If that is entered incorrectly, you will get the “Authentication token manipulation error” and be logged out.

If you’re still having issues, you can reset the password in the DigitalOcean control panel:

Hi!

When it asks you to change the password, the first thing you need to input is the current password.

You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced)
Changing password for root.
(current) UNIX password: 
Enter new UNIX password: 
Retype new UNIX password: 

If that is entered incorrectly, you will get the “Authentication token manipulation error” and be logged out.

If you’re still having issues, you can reset the password in the DigitalOcean control panel:

[root@my ~]# passwd myuser Changing password for user myuser. passwd: Authentication token manipulation error [root@my ~]# pwconv [root@my ~]# passwd myuser Changing password for user myuser. New UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password: passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully. [root@my ~]#

I get this same error on CentOS 7. Try to change the root password with the reset tool, when CentOS ask me to enter a new password I got kick out from SSH and not able to log in again.

Any advice?

Correct, I typed in exactly what the email said (even copied/pasted into the ssh shell) and still get the same error.