Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1308723
Root password can't be changed
Last modified: 2016-09-13 12:26:39 EDT
Description of problem:
During Anaconda, once the root password is set, it cannot be changed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install using either RHCI or TripleO ISO
2. In Anaconda, enter root password successfully) so main screen shows "Root password is set"
3. Try to change root password (again)
Unable to change
Able to change
If this is not the desired functionality, please document the restriction.
Thom, how does it work in RHEL installs, can you update the password after setting it?
With RHEL 7.1, after the Root Password is set, YES you can update the password.
This sounds like a pure anaconda thing and not related to anything with the RHCI installer.
Are you saying that behavior is different with our ISO opposed to the RHEL ISO?
I will re-verify during installer shortly
Yes, for RHEL, I tested using the RHEL 7.1 ISO on our RHEVM 3.5 system. For RHCI and TripleO, I used the TP 2 RC9 ISOs.
RHEL Anaconda allows the root password to change
RHCI/TripleO Anaconda does not.
Could this be tied to the "No user will be created" setting?
This was most likely due to one ISO being RHEL 7.2 (QCI) and one being 7.1 (OOO). Once we moved to RHEL OSP 8 the ISO was switched to RHEL 7.2.
Verified on QCI-1.2-RHEL-7-20160621.t.0-QCI and QCIOOO-8.0-RHEL-7-20160617.n.2.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.