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How to change the root password with the cloud-init program on CentOS 7

As I was following through the introduction to Cloud-Config Scripting, I noticed there were no examples of tasks that I usually use on Linux machines.

Is it possible to change the root password with cloud-init?


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Bobby Iliev
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January 27, 2022
Accepted Answer

Hi there,

Yes, this should be doable with the following:

#cloud-config
chpasswd:
  list: |
    root:your_secure_password_here
  expire: False

Hope that this helps! Best, Bobby