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Unable to change default admin password via SSH

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • SSH


When attempting to change the default admin password via SSH, authentication fails:
cluster1::> security login password

Enter your current password: ~#
The following connections are open:
  #0 client-session (t4 r0 i0/0 o0/0 e[write]/4 fd 5/6/7 sock -1 cc -1)

Enter a new password: 
Enter it again: 

Error: command failed: Authentication failed.

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