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Reset Linux User Password activity

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Reset Linux User Password activity

The Reset Linux User Password activity resets the password for a given user on a Linux computer.

This activity requires that the user executing the command be able to run the chpasswd command and, if expiring the password immediately, to run chage with sudo privileges.

Note: This activity is deprecated and its use in new workflows is not recommended. To replace the functionality of this activity with a scoped activity, use the SSH activity designer.

Input variables

Table 1. Reset Linux user password input variables
Field Description
Hostname IP address of the target Linux machine.
User Name of the user whose password is being reset.
Password New password set for this user. The password is a workflow variable that is encrypted either as a password2 field or by calling the encryption method of a object.
Force user to change password on login Select the checkbox to make this password temporary and to force the named user to change the password when he logs in.