[mythtv-users] mythtv user login password

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Thu Jun 11 09:21:01 UTC 2020

George Bingham <georgeb1962 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Everything works, but I am thinking that moving some of my video library to the machine would be easier via scp and figured I'd use the mythtv userid so I don't have to mess with ownership and permissions for the files, but I don't know what the mythtv user password is, and figure I could change it, but then I wondered if I'd be breaking things if I did that. 
> I can't think of anything that uses the mythtv password... but not sure about that which I don't know, and / or can't remember.... Is the mythtv user password used for anything??   Would it be safe for me to change it??   Anyway to find out what it is? How was it set in the first place?

I would recommend looking up how to use keys (via authorized_keys) for passwordless logins - it makes things a lot easier.


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