Passwd

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The intel /usr/bin/passwd binary is not on the AppleTV box by default.

To change the default password from 'frontrow' to something else follow these instructions.

  1. Enable ssh
  2. From an intel mac, copy the passwd binary.
    sudo scp -1 /usr/bin/passwd frontrow@ip.of.apple.tv:/Users/frontrow/Desktop/
  3. From the Apple TV, move the passwd binary to the appropriate folder.
    sudo mv ~/Desktop/passwd /usr/bin/
  4. Type passwd to change your password


Be warned... After changing the password and rebooting, it is now prompting for the user frontrow's password. If you have not have keyboard support then you will not be able to continue the logon process and other services also do not start yet.

Any suggestions to having the auto login to work after the password change?