Root Password Expired

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I ran into an issue while trying to lock down my testlab Centos 7 VM where a bash script I ran made the root password expire! Here is how to resolve:

To Resolve:

  1. Reboot the machine.

  2. Follow steps in my post about getting in to pre-boot

chroot /sysroot

# Set password to never expire (probably not best practice, but we change ours every 180 days anyways)
chage -I -1 -m 0 -M 99999 -E -1 root

# Go ahead and change it for now
passwd root

# Update SELinux Info
touch /.autorelabel

reboot -f
  1. Now log back in locally and see if it works!