Walk-in office hours
with Dr. Ryan Johnson,
Applications Scientist

Wednesdays 10 am to noon

14. How to Change Your Password

To change your password, log into any CARC machine and type “yppasswd”.  You will be prompted to enter your old password and then prompted to enter the new password twice. 

Successfully changing your password leads to the following dialogue: 

$ yppasswd
Changing password for johnsmith.
Old Password:
New Password:
Reenter New Password:
Changing NIS password for johnsmith on
Password changed.

If your new password is too simple, it may be rejected with the following error messages, and you will need to enter an alternative:

Bad password: it is too simplistic/systematic
New Password:

Bad password: it is based on a (reversed) dictionary word
New Password: 

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