How do you change the username for a user on the Ubuntu operating system?

You can change your user's password by using the passwd command (replace bob with your user's name):

    
      sudo passwd bob
    
  

You may be asked to enter the current password for the user.

Then you'll be prompted twice for the replacement password. The second input is compared against the first and both are required to match before the new password is successfully set.

    
      Enter new UNIX password:
      Retype new UNIX password:
      passwd: password updated successfully
    
  

When that command finishes, your new password will be set!

You can read more about the passwd command in the Ubuntu manual.

Thanks for reading!