[ATV] Change ssh password on the Apple TV?

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mauzzz Offline
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Question  [ATV] Change ssh password on the Apple TV?
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How do I change the default password on the ATV? The usb stick creates a user frontrow with the same password for ssh login. The command 'passwd' seems not present.

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mauzzz Wrote:How do I change the default password on the ATV? The usb stick creates a user frontrow with the same password for ssh login. The command 'passwd' seems not present.

Maurice

The usb stick does not create user frontrow, that already exists. Changing the default password for frontrow is not recommended as it will break most 3rd party plugin scripts that need sudo access to install various items.

You have two options, 1) create a new user or 2) use ssh certs instead of password logins. Search http://forum.awkwardtv.org for information on how to do this.


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davilla Wrote:The usb stick does not create user frontrow, that already exists. Changing the default password for frontrow is not recommended as it will break most 3rd party plugin scripts that need sudo access to install various items.

You have two options, 1) create a new user or 2) use ssh certs instead of password logins. Search http://forum.awkwardtv.org for information on how to do this.
Thanks for your response. Both options leave a login for user frontrow with default password in place. I guess disabling password login (when using public key login) will also break 3rd party stuff. That makes an Apple TV with XBMC more difficult to secure.

Which doesn't stop me from enjoying my new ATV with XBMX Smile Thanks for all the hard work.

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mauzzz Wrote:Thanks for your response. Both options leave a login for user frontrow with default password in place. I guess disabling password login (when using public key login) will also break 3rd party stuff. That makes an Apple TV with XBMC more difficult to secure.

Which doesn't stop me from enjoying my new ATV with XBMX Smile Thanks for all the hard work.

Maurice

I'll add a third which is do a) or b) and disable frontrow logins. Search the http://forum.awkwardtv.org. This has been done and there a long thread about it.


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