This quick tutorial will show you how to reset the Webpanel password of your Arduino Yún Rev 2 in case it got lost or you just want to quickly change it. The old previously set password is not required to perform this action.
Step 0: Upload 'YunSerialTerminal' sketch
Find YunSerialTerminal sketch in the Arduino IDE under File > Examples > Bridge > YunSerialTerminal.
Step 1: Open the serial monitor
Once upload is complete open the serial monitor, select Newline and 115200 baud in the dropdown menu at the bottom of the serial window. Press Enter to activate the console and
root@YUN:/# should appear in your serial monitor:
Step 2: Execute the 'passwd' command
Now you have to execute the passwd command to change the password. Type
passwd into the serial monitor input and press enter. You will be asked to type the new password, and re-type it to confirm. If you want, you can ignore the weak password error. If both passwords you typed match, the console will output
Password for root changed by root confirmation message. You will then be able to access the webpanel with the new password.
Login to Arduino Yún webpanel and test the new password. Remember that when you first power on the Yún, it will create a Wi-Fi network called ArduinoYun-XXXXXXXXXXXX. Connect your computer to this network, open a web browser, and enter http://arduino.local or 192.168.240.1 and login with your new credentials.
Once logged in, the Webpanel also allows you to set a new password, but this way requires the previous password and to connect the Yún to the same network as your PC.
Alternatively, the password can also be reset by uploading YunFirstConfig sketch also found in the Bridge library. Then follow the first config steps as indicated in the Getting Started guide and serial monitor. This process is longer and involves several additional steps, so the first option is recommended if the password cannot be remembered.