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How to change the Linux OS passwords on the NovaSeq X/X Plus Instruments

The Oracle 8 Linux Operating System (OS) on the NovaSeq X/X Plus has two accounts:
  • ilmnadmin (Administrator)
  • ilmnuser (Standard User)
The administrator account is intended only for applying system updates and updating passwords. Perform all other functions, including sequencing, from the user account.
To reset the ilmnuser password from the ilmnadmin account:
  1. 1.
    Log into ilmnadmin.
  2. 2.
    Select the Activities menu in the top left corner, then open the Terminal.
  3. 3.
    Enter sudo passwd ilmnuser
  4. 4.
    Enter the ilmnadmin password at the prompt.
  5. 5.
    Enter a new ilmnuser password at the prompt.
  6. 6.
    Retype the new ilmnuser password at the prompt to confirm the new password.
If all passwords have been lost/misplaced, contact Illumina Technical Support for further guidance.
For any feedback or questions regarding this article (Illumina Knowledge Article #7976), contact Illumina Technical Support [email protected].
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