How do I reset password for my limited user account?

I am securing my server. I have added a limited user account. I am trying to log back in but my password is not being accepted. I am using Ubuntu.

[email protected]:~# ssh [email protected]
[email protected]'s password:
Permission denied, please try again.
[email protected]'s password:

How can I reset this password? Via Lish?

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Hi @millerfuresh! Yes, you can use Lish to log into your Linode as root even if root login is disabled via SSH. Lish provides access to your Linode through a route other than SSH so it'll work even if networking or SSH is down.

We have a guide on Lish here:

Using the Linode Shell (Lish)

Hi @mjones. I am still having trouble. Lish is not accepting my root username and password.

I have tried to add a Public Key but got stuck at 'verify that you can log in'. It won't accept my password.

Hey @millerfuresh!

Lish is not accepting my root username and password.

You can reset your root password via the Linode Cloud manager under the settings tab. Once that is completed, you should then be able to log in via Lish and change your limited users password.


Thank you @Smccabe. Appreciated. I found navigating Lish difficult.
I ended up creating a new user as a way to progress.


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