Fix Ubuntu Passwd: Authentication token manipulation error – Linux Tutorial

By | October 29, 2019

Passwd command can allow us to change user password, however, we often may find Authentication token manipulation error when changing, which cause us not to change new password for user. In this tutorial, we will introduce how to fix this error and update new password for user.

ubuntu change new user new password

Use mount command

Enter code below in root prompt.

mount -o rw,remount /

Use passwd command to change new password.

If your username is zhilun. You can do like this:

passwd zhilun

then you will enter new password.

ubuntu change new user new password successfully

Finally, reboot your ubuntu system.

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