passwd — Alter ABLE interactive shell passwd




The interactive shell can be proteced from unauthorised access by a password. The password up to eight characters in length and must only use characters typable from the ABLE console.

The password is hashed with a salt value and stored in a non-volatile variable console.password. When the system is booted, immediately after thr automatic boot processing is completed, the password will be prompted for. If an incorrect password is entered three times the system will be reset.

This command prompts the user for a password, places a suitably hashed value in the console.password and prompts the user to save the new password with nvsave if they wish to make the password permenant.

Example 9.8. Using the passwd command

Enter new password:
Retype new password:
Password changed, please run 'nvsave' to ensure the change persists.

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