This is the command to force a SSH password between a client and server, you may have passwordless connection set up with SSH keys but want to check that a password is correct.

ssh -o PreferredAuthentications=password -o PubkeyAuthentication=no user@1.2.3.4

Swap out user@1.2.3.4 with your connection details.

Once logged in, if you want to change the password use…

passwd root

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