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Change the default passwords

It’s important that you change the passwords associated with your adblocker. If you do not do this then anyone who has access to your network can access the ad blocking software and the Raspberry Pi (the hardware) settings using the default passwords.

Changing passwords is done via the command line on the Raspberry Pi. The below instructions will take you take you through changing both the Pi-hole and the Raspberry Pi passwords.

Mac
Windows
Mac
  1. Open Terminal (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal or via a Spotlight search for Terminal)
  2. Type SSH pi@raspberrypi.local and press Enter (Show me)
    • If this doesn't work you can use the pre-configured IP address instead by typing SSH pi@192.168.0.110 and pressing Enter
  3. Enter the password 3asyAdB1ock3r and press Enter (Show me)
    • If you have changed the password previously then enter the password you changed it to
Windows
  1. Download and install PuTTY for Windows https://www.putty.org/
  2. Start PuTTY (you'll find it in your Start menu)
  3. Enter the below details and click Open (Show me)
    • Host Name - pi@192.168.X.110 (where X is the same number as your router - see here for more information)
    • Port - 22
    • Connection type - SSH
  4. When prompted with PuTTY Security Alert click Yes (Show me)
  5. Enter the password 3asyAdB1ock3r and press Enter (Show me)
    • If you have changed the password previously then enter the password you changed it to

 


You are now connected to remotely to your Raspberry Pi. Lets change the Raspberry Pi password first.

  1. Type passwd and press enter
  2. Enter the current password 3asyAdB1ock3r and press Enter
  3. Enter a new password of your choosing that you will remember and press Enter
  4. Enter the new password again and press Enter
  5. The Raspberry Pi remote access (SSH) password has now been changed

The second password is the ad blocking software web interface password. This is the password you will use to access the web interface where you view statistics and modify blocklists. By default there is no password set for this. You can use the below to set a password if required.

  1. Type pihole -a -p and press Enter
  2. Enter a new password of your choosing that you will remember and press Enter
  3. Enter the new password again and press Enter. 
  4. The Pi-hole password has now been changed

Type exit to logout of the Raspberry Pi

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