In Unix, how do I change my password?
The standard Unix command to change your password is:
The computer will prompt you for your old password, ask for a new password, and ask that you repeat your new password for verification. You should choose a password of at least eight characters, two of which must be non-alphabetic characters. Unix is case sensitive, and UITS recommends that you use lowercase characters. This command will change the password only on the computer you are currently using.
Changing your passphrase on a UITS central system
For information about changing or resetting passphrases on UITS systems, see:
- At IU, how do I change my Network ID passphrase?
- At IU, if I have forgotten my Network ID passphrase, how can I reset it?
At Indiana University, for personal or departmental Linux or Unix systems support, see At IU, how do I get support for Linux or Unix?
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Last modified on 2012-08-29.
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