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How to change the passwords for the administrative users of Cyberquest application

CyberQuest has the default users with administrative rights: - Virtual of physical appliance user (Linux machine): - superadmin - root - Web application user: - superadmin

This guide treats the password changing for the appliance superadmin and root users (the administrative user for the machine that hosts CyberQuest processing server - usually a virtual machine running a Linux distribution - Debian or Ubuntu).

On the virtual machine (VM), the superadmin account can connect via ssh or console and has "sudo" privileges on the machine.

The root account is only available during interactive logon and we advise NOT to use it. In future versions it will be disabled.

To change passwords for the appliance administrative users (superadmin and root) use the following procedure:

Step 1

Access the Cyberquest server via ssh or console and login with superadmin user.

Step 2

To change the root account password open a shell prompt and type the passwd command to change root password in Debian Linux: sudo passwd root

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To change the superadmin account password open a shell prompt and type the passwd command to change root password in Debian Linux: sudo passwd superadmin

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