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Installed Solaris 11.3 Gnome Desktop

It wouldn't let me log on at lock screen after first reboot.

It finally relented and let me in after about 20 logon failures.

How do I reset password now that I am in?
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Installed Solaris 11.3 Gnome Desktop

It wouldn't let me log on at lock screen after first reboot.

It finally relented and let me in after about 20 logon failures.

How do I reset password now that I am in?
It finally let you in because....? You finally entered the correct password? (It would be mega scary if Solaris had the same bug as the the recent macOS one, unlikely as a root passwd is enforced in all sensible *nixs!)

Confused about your request. You can't reset the password with the passwd command?
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Did not write down password. Oops!

No.All logon attempts were failures.

I'm in now. How do I reset password?

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Excuse my continued confusion, but I'm still, err, confused Linux

How did you get in? With a different user? From the console? You had an epiphany?

The passwd command is the usual way to reset a user's password (unless I missed something, or banged my head Linux) Who's password did you forget? You can change your own password with passwd, unless you're root, in which case you can change anyone's. If it's root's password you forgot then you need console access (which, if you are root, I presume you have). If you "are in", use passwd to change the password before you "get out".
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On Solaris 11 the only (initial) logon is the user account that you gave during the installation. You cannot login as root which, by default, is set as a role (NOT a normal user). By default, the normal user account must sudo to root when needed.

Where you trying to login as root? Or the normal user name you gave at install time?
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Passwd worked.

It is a little edgy not seeing any dots while you type in new password.

Thanks!

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I forgot about all that role stuff (try to avoid Solaris these days Linux). Good info, thanks!
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