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How to resolve ‘passwd: Authentication token manipulation error for cpanel’?

Many a times, users cannot update their password via cpanel

Error: Changing password for user status.
Changing password for status
(current) UNIX password:
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

This issue occurred due to the incorrect permissions set to “/usr/bin/passwd”.

Please try to set the permission as 4511.

You can update the permissions using  the command:

chmod 4511 /usr/bin/passwd
This will resolve the issue.


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