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How To Change Your Password

Important: When your account is newly activated you are issued a login password. This is meant as a temporary password and should be changed immediately.

Changing your password when logged in

The standard way to change the password is through a login terminal. This can be done either from sflogin0 or swlogin1.

The command to use is "passwd":

$ passwd
passwd: Changing password for ...
Enter existing login password:
New Password:
Re-enter new Password:
passwd: password successfully changed for ...

Please note that the password entry will not appear on the screen, so it may appear that there is no response. Just continue to type in the passwords. If the two entries match a response will be issued.

Re-setting a new password when you have forgotten it

If you have forgotten your password and can't login to the system, you need to contact us at We will then reset your password and contact you with a request for a phone call so we can issue the password to you. We do not issue passwords through email. Be prepared to answer question to authenticate you.