Resetting Instance Password

Last updated: 2020-06-24 18:23:13

    Overview

    If you forget your CVM instance login password, you can reset it on the Console. This document describes how to reset your instance login password on the Console.

    • You can only reset your instance login password when the instance status is “Shut down”.
    • Running instances will be shutdown when you reset their login passwords on the Console. To avoid service interruptions and data losses, please plan ahead and reset passwords during off-peak hours.

    Directions

    Resetting the password of a single instance

    1. Log in to the CVM Console.
    2. On the instance management page, select the desired CVM instance and click More -> Password/key -> Reset Password, as shown in the following figure:
      Reset password
    3. Instances in different statuses have different steps for resetting passwords. Therefore, select one of the following set of steps based on the status of the instance:
      • If you need to reset the password of a Running instance:
        1. Select a Username type and enter the desired username. Enter the New password and re-enter the new password in the Confirm password field. Then, click Next, as shown in the following figure:
        2. Select Agree to a forced shutdown and click Reset Password, as shown in the following figure:
          Reset Password
      • If the instance is Shut down, select the Username type and enter the desired username. Enter the New password and re-enter the new password in the Confirm password field. Click Reset Password to complete the process, as shown in the following figure:

    Resetting instance passwords in batches

    1. Log in to the CVM Console.
    2. On the instance management page, select the desired CVM instances and click Reset Password at the top of the instance list, as shown in the following figure:
      Batch reset password
    3. Instances in different statuses have different steps for resetting passwords. Therefore, select one of the following set of steps based on the statuses of the instances:
      • If the selected instances include a Running instance:
        1. Select a Username type and enter the desired username. Enter the New password and re-enter the new password in the Confirm password field. Then, click Next, as shown in the following figure:
        2. Select Agree to a forced shutdown and click Reset Password, as shown in the following figure:
          Reset Password
      • If all of the selected instances are Shut down, select a Username type and enter the desired username. Enter the New password and re-enter the new password in the Confirm password field. Then, click Reset Password, as shown in the following figure:

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