Changing the PCoIP Management Console Virtual Machine Default 'Root' Password

For security reasons, the root user is not used for PCoIP Management Console administration. This user account has a large, randomly-generated password that is not published. To secure the PCoIP Management Console, it is critical to change this password immediately after installation.

Virtual Machine Password

On first boot, the PCoIP Management Console generates a random password. Though the password is randomly generated, it is still recommended that you change this password. Consult with your security team to ensure your new password conforms with your local security policy.

To change the virtual machine default root password:

  1. Log in to your PCoIP Management Console virtual machine console as admin.
  2. Type the following command at the prompt:
    sudo passwd root
  3. When prompted, enter the new password twice:

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