you do not know your user-name, you should login with the guest login.
See your intructor or TA for more assistance.
We will NOT change passwords over an email request.
You must stop by with a picture ID.
Password changes must be applied on a
unix machine. ssh to
arctic.cse.msu.edu if you are on a windows machine or not in the labs.
Once you know your username you may
login. Your password
will be your PID including the capital `A' at the beginning. When you log
in for the first time, you will be forced to change your password. After
this you should change your password frequently. We suggest doing so once
a month. Use the command passwd to change your password. The program enforces
at least 7 characters long.
at least 4 different characters.
at least 2 characters which are not lowercase letters.
at least 2 characters which are not uppercase letters.
at least 2 characters which are not numerals.
at least 1 alphanumeric character.
have a middle of all lowercase, uppercase, or numeric characters.
instance, if I wanted to change my password, this is what I would type,
and what I should see:
secret, aSECRET9, $owndpsuF, a123456b, only1one
3bar4goo, AnYth1nG, only1onE
passwd: Changing password for
Enter current login password: xxxxxxxx
New password: yyyyyyyy
Re-enter new password: yyyyyyyy
the example above,
would have been my old login password
would have been my new login password which I would have had to enter
twice (to prevent typing errors)
the last message would mean that my password was changed on the master
(where all the NIS information is stored) server, which in this case