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Passwords must be changed after you first login and every 90 days thereafter.


You will receive an email notification to change your password about a week before it expires. Please change it before it expires.

If your password has expired,  please send one email  to

[we have yet to resume this service]

Changing your password

  1. Log into or from the terminal.
  2. At the command prompt (after the $) use the passwd unix command.

    Enter your current password and then your new password two times.

    (warning) Note: The new password must conform to SI password policies additionally new passwords cannot be too similar to old passwords.

    [username@login-30-1 ~]$ passwd
    Changing password for user username.
    (current) LDAP password:
    New password:
    Retype new password:

    (lightbulb) Since we switched to LDAP, this is it!

  3. If you need your password to be reset go to the Self-Serve Password page, and request a reset.

    1. You will receive a reset link by email (to your canonical email, ending in .edu).
    2. Follow that link to enter your new password.
  4. That same page will allow you to change your password [that feature needs some more debugging].

Last updated  SGK.

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