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OL: Change Password Of An LXC Container User Account (Doc ID 2300541.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [3.8.13] and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

An LXC container has its own username and password definitions.  The password for an LXC account can be changed when needed, whether or not the container is running.

 

Cause

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In this Document
Symptoms
Cause
Solution
 Connect To A Running Container As The Root User
 Remove The Password To Allow User Login And Normal Reset
 Step #1: Locate where the container files are kept
 Step #2: Where are the container files mounted by the LXC host?
 Step #3: Find the container root file system
 Step #4: Remove the second field for the problem user in etc/fstab
 Use the container root file system as a chroot(1) jail and change password normally

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