Resetting Active Directory Password from Rocky Linux 8

Resetting your Active Directory password from Rocky Linux is a straightforward process that can be accomplished using command-line tools. This guide will walk you through the steps to reset your Active Directory password securely.

Before you begin, make sure you have the following:

1. A user account in the Active Directory domain.
2. Access to a terminal on Rocky Linux.
3. Permissions to reset your Active Directory password.

Steps to Reset Active Directory Password from Rocky Linux:

1. Open Terminal:
Launch the terminal on your Rocky Linux system. You can typically find this in the applications menu or by using a keyboard shortcut like Ctrl + Alt + T.

2. Install Required Package (if not installed):
Ensure that the sssd package is installed on your system. You can install it using the following command:
# sudo dnf install sssd

3. Reset Password using passwd Command:
Use the passwd command to change your password. Replace <username> with your actual Active Directory username:
# passwd <username>

4. Enter Current Password:
You will be prompted to enter your current password.

5. Enter New Password:
After entering your current password, you will be prompted to enter a new password. Ensure that your new password meets your organization's password policy requirements.

6. Confirm New Password:
Retype the new password to confirm.

7. Verify Password Change:
Once the password change is complete, attempt to log in to your Rocky Linux system using the new password to verify that the change was successful.


SSSD Configuration:
If you encounter issues, ensure that your System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) configuration is set up correctly. The configuration file is usually located at /etc/sssd/sssd.conf.

Network Connectivity:
Ensure that your Rocky Linux system has network connectivity to reach the Active Directory server. Verify DNS settings as well.

Make sure your user account has the necessary permissions to change its password. If in doubt, contact your IT support team.