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:

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  expire: False

Hope that this helps! Best, Bobby

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