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Trixbox 2.6 passwords – Changing on a Sysadminman VPS

It’s definitely a good idea to change the default passwords you get with your Sysadminman hosted Asterisk server.

Here’s how to do it if you’re using Trixbox 2.6.

Changing the passwords should be pretty much the same as it would be on a regular Trixbox server.

First you need to SSH (a secure command line connection) to the server. If you use Windows on your desktop a good program for making SSH connections is Putty. It’s free and you can find it here – http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

For changing the server root password –

Use Putty, or another SSH client, to log into the server as the user root

Run the passwd command –

# passwd
Changing password for user root.
New UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.

For changing the Trixbox ‘maint’ password –

Use Putty, or another SSH client, to log into the server as the user root

Run the passwd-maint command –

# passwd-maint
------------------------------------------------
Set password for Admin section of trixbox CE GUI
User: maint
------------------------------------------------

New password:
Re-type new password:
Updating password for user maint

For changing the Voicemail ‘admin’ password –

Use Putty, or another SSH client, to log into the server as the user root

(Unfortunately there is no command for changing this password and you need to manually edit a file)

nano /var/www/html/recordings/includes/main.conf.php

Now find the line that contains (line 73) –

$ARI_ADMIN_PASSWORD ="old-password";

and change $ARI_ADMIN_PASSWORD to equal your required password. Now save the file.

For changing the WebMeetMe passwords –

WebMeetMe passwords can be changed through the WebMeetMe interface