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How to Reset Forgotten Root Password in Rocky Linux / AlmaLinux

In case you have forgotten your root password and have nowhere to retrieve it, you can reset your forgotten root password by following these steps. - Community submission by Kunal Chowdhury, 9to6linux (Editor) on
How to Reset Forgotten Root Password in Rocky Linux / AlmaLinux

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How to Reset Forgotten Root Password in Rocky Linux / AlmaLinux

In case you have forgotten your root password and have nowhere to retrieve it, you can reset your forgotten root password by following these steps.

It happens. Yes, sometimes you can lose track of your passwords, including the root password which is critical in performing root privileged tasks. This can happen for a myriad of reasons including staying for a protracted period without logging in as a root user or having a complex root password – in which case you should consider using a password manager to safely store your password.

In case you have forgotten your root password and have nowhere to retrieve it, worry not. If you have physical access to your server, you can reset your forgotten root password with a few simple steps.