How To Change Your Password
Important: This is for the new CAC cluster Frontenac only. This is only relevant if you have "migrated" to the new system. If you wonder whether you have, you probably haven't. You will receive an email when you are scheduled to move.
Changing your password when logged in
The standard way to change the password is through a login terminal. This is done from caclogin01.
The command to use is "passwd":
$ passwd Changing password for user. (current) LDAP Password: New password: Retype new password: passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully. $
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 want to obtain a new password for accessing the Frontenac system, or if you have forgotten your password and can't login to the system, please (re-)activate your account by following these steps:
WARNING: Your password has expired. You must change your password now and login again! Changing password for user hpc1005. (current) LDAP Password:
At this point you need to type the temporary password again ! Then you see:
New password: Retype new password:
You need to type the new password twice (for consistency). If everything works out you get:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully. Connection to login.cac.queensu.ca closed.
After this you will be logged out.