# Change Root Password

This option invokes the passwd command to change the password of the root user account.
1. Gain access to the Control Center host, through the console interface of your hypervisor, or through a remote shell utility such as PuTTY.
2. Log in as the root user.
3. In the Appliance Administration menu, select the Change Root Password option.
The Appliance Administration menu disappears, and the system prompts for a new password:
Changing password for user root.
New password:
4. Enter a new password, and then press Enter.
5. Enter the password again, and then press Enter.
The Appliance Administration menu reappears.