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1.4: Passwords

Your account will be assigned a password initially. You should change this as soon as possible after getting your account set up. On the Unix computers, type


while on any of the computers in the Unix Cluster (except for Linux computers).

You will be prompted for your old password and asked to select a new password (which you need to enter twice, to guard against typos---the passwords are not echoed on the screen). This changes your password on all the Unix Cluster computers.

Here are some guidelines for choosing a password:

In addition, the following recommendations will make your password more difficult to guess:

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