Changes to root password using passwd don't persist

  • Hi all,

    Is there a way to persistently change the root users password? Changes to the root users password using passwd from the command line do not persist past reboots.

    Kind regards,


  • Via webgui

    Go to: System: User manager and after that press e next to that user you want to change password

  • Many of the config files of FreeBSD and various daemons (dhcpd etc) are dynamically re-created by pfsense on bootup, using on the settings stored in your pfSense config.xml file (located in /cf/conf).

    The advantage of this approach is that you only need to copy/backup a single config file, and not a dozen different ones as you'd do a typical BSD/Linux server.

  • Cheers guys. I did not realise that "admin" corresponded to "root" user. Cheers also for the tip that config.xml is the single settings file.

Log in to reply