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Changing your password on OSCER Computers

  1. Log in to one of OSCER's computers.
     
  2. At the Unix prompt, type:
    passwd
    Then press the Enter key.
     
  3. You'll be prompted to enter your current password. Type it and then press the Enter key.
    NOTE: Nothing will appear as you type your password. This is normal.
     
  4. You'll be prompted to enter a new password. Type it and then press the Enter key.
     
    Here are the rules for your new password:
    1. Length: Your new password MUST be at least 8 characters long.
       
    2. Characters: Your new password MUST be a mix of letters and digits and even punctuation (! ? . etc), and we strongly encourage you to mix upper case and lower case letters.
       
    3. No English words: Your new password CANNOT contain ANY English words, not forwards nor backwords, you can't replace an S with a 5, etc.
       
    4. Memorizable: You MUST be able to remember your new password without writing it down. If you write it down, you have to eat the piece of paper.
       
  5. You'll be prompted to enter your new password AGAIN. Type it and then press the Enter key.
     

NOTE: Changing your password on ANY OSCER machine will change your password on ALL OSCER machines.

 

 


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