Linode Instances

Reset Disk Root Password

post
https://api.linode.com/v4/linode/instances/{linodeId}/disks/{diskId}/password

Resets the password of a Disk you have permission to read_write.

Authorizations

Personal Access Token
OAuth: ( linodes:read_write)

Path Parameters

linodeId
Required
integer

ID of the Linode to look up.

diskId
Required
integer

ID of the Disk to look up.

Request Body Schema

password
Required
string [6 .. 128] characters

The new root password for the OS installed on this Disk. The password must contain at least two of these four character classes:

  • lowercase letters
  • uppercase letters
  • numbers
  • punctuation

Request Samples

curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
    -H "Authorization: Bearer $TOKEN" \
    -X POST -d '{
      "password": "another@complex^Password123"
    }' \
    https://api.linode.com/v4/linode/instances/123/disks/25674/password

Response Samples

{}

Responses

200: Returns a single Disk object.

default: Error

errors
array of objects
reason
string

What happened to cause this error. In most cases, this can be fixed immediately by changing the data you sent in the request, but in some cases you will be instructed to open a Support Ticket or perform some other action before you can complete the request successfully.

field
string

The field in the request that caused this error. This may be a path, separated by periods in the case of nested fields. In some cases this may come back as "null" if the error is not specific to any single element of the request.