Changing your password from the command line

This method of changing the password requires connecting to the IBG computer delta using either SSH or an X Windows Server, such as Exceed. Follow the instructions on the SSH page to connect to delta, or use an existing delta command prompt, if you already have one.

There are two passwords to be changed. To avoid confusion, it is recommended that both passwords be the same.

Choose a new password

    • The password should be 8 or more characters long
    • Include upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and punctuation
    • Do not use the characters : # ' [ ]
    • Do not use simply a dictionary word no matter how obscure
  • Do not share your password with anybody

passwd

This changes the password for e-mail and SSH access to IBG's servers. At the the delta prompt run the command passwd.

delta$ passwd
Please enter old password:

and enter your old (current) password where prompted.

Please enter new password:

then enter your new password, press enter Please retype new password: and then enter it again.

smbpasswd

This changes the password used to login to Windows computers connected to the IBG Windows domain and to access Windows file shares hosted at IBG. At the delta prompt run the command smbpasswd

delta$ smbpasswd
Old SMB password:

enter your old (current) password.

New SMB password:

enter your new password, press enter

Retype new SMB password:

and then enter it again.

 
computing/passwd.txt · Last modified: 2014/03/10 16:57 by lessem     Back to top