Raspbian default password

Looking for the Raspbian default password? It is the most essential username and password that you will need for your raspberry. At least if you are running Raspbian and can’t get access to your raspberry device.

Default password

The default username is: pi
The default password is: raspberry

Default usernameDefault password

If you are still using the default password I highly recommend you change it. The Raspbian default password is not a safe password. No default passwords are safe to use. And should be changed as soon as possible.

Change password

While logged into your Raspberry, either localy or with ssh, you only need to type one command and follow the few steps.

Step 1

You will, of course, need to know the current password to change to a new password.

Type in: passwd

Step 2

When it ask for the current password, enter you password.

pi@raspberrypi ~ $ passwd
Changing current password for pi.
(current) UNIX password: 

Step 3

Then enter the new password when it ask for it in the next input prompt. You will also need to confirm it, and the passwords need to match. If not it will not change your password.

Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:

Step 4

On a succesful change you should see the following message.

passwd: password updated successfully

You could also use raspi-config to change the pi user password. Just type in sudo raspi-config and select option 2 when the config tool opens. But it will just give you the same prompt as you get when typing in the passwd command.

Raspbian documentation

More Raspbian tips

About Author

Related Posts

php8 gd

PHP8 gd Activate after installation

PHP8 GD activate after installation. GD doesn’t get activated by default. Not even a reboot after installation will activate it. So how do we do it? In…

Debian 12: linux-image-6.1.0-10amd64

Troubleshooting dependency issues in Debian 12: Resolving linux-image-6.1.0-10amd64 package dependency problems. If you installed the Debian 12 from the live image the issue is the raspi-firmware. Even…

install net core 5 on raspberry pi

Install .net core 5 on Raspberry Pi/Raspbian

How to Install .net core 5 on Raspberry Pi (Raspbian 32 bit). At the moment of writing this, there is only a beta version of the 64…

4 Best Free Nas Software That Is Open Source

Free NAS software or operating systems that are free to use and will turn a computer into a NAS more advanced than the dedicated boxes sold. What…

OpenMediaVault default password

OpenMediaVault default password

OpenMediaVault default password is printed in the documentation. I did not see it the first time I installed it either. So I had to do some detective…

Debian change dns

Debian change DNS settings to a new DNS

Debian change DNS settings for speed improvement or privacy. It is really easy to do. So let us see how it’s done and get to it. The…