Changing your password

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Password Requirements

Before changing your password, please be aware that your password must meet the following security guidelines:

  • Must be at least 8 characters long
  • Must contain at least one character from 3 of the following 4 classes of characters
    • Upper Case letters
    • lower case letters
    • Numbers
    • Symbols
  • Cannot contain more than two consecutive characters from your First or Last name or your Username (eg. username 2017awilliam could have 20 in the password but not 201).
  • Cannot be the same as any of your previous 4 passwords.

We recommend that you use a unique password for your TJHSST Network Account. Please remember that you are responsible for ALL activity on your account.

Through remote.tjhsst.edu

Using Windows

  1. Download putty.exe from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
  2. Run putty.exe (there is no installer)
  3. In the box that opens, make sure the Connection type is set to SSH
  4. In the Host Name field, type remote.tjhsst.edu
  5. Click Open at the bottom of the window
  6. The box will disappear and be replaced with a black window
  7. At the login as: prompt, type your username and hit enter
  8. A welcome message will be printed and then a password prompt will appear; type your current password and press enter to login. Note that this is a Linux system and NOTHING will be printed as you type your password.
  9. If you are required to change your password, you will be immediately prompted to do so with the message New Password: . If so, proceed to step 13, if not proceed to step 10
  10. An additional welcome message will be printed and you will then be at a prompt of the form username@ras2 ~ $
  11. Type kpasswd and press enter
  12. Type in your current password and then press enter
    • If you see a message: kpasswd: Password incorrect then you did not enter your old password correctly, please return to step 10 and try again.
  13. Type in a new password and then press enter
  14. Type in the same new password again and then press enter
  15. If you see a message Success : Password changed then you have successfully changed your password, you may close PuTTY by clicking on the red X in the upper right corner
  16. If you see a message Verify failure or Password mismatch then you did not type the same new password at steps 13 and 14, please return to step 11 (step 13 if you are being forced to change your password) and try again.
  17. If you see a message Password change rejected then your new password did not meet the Password Requirements, please return to step 11 (step 13 if you are being forced to change your password) and try again.

Using OS X

  1. Open the Terminal application from the Application Launcher
  2. In the terminal, type ssh your-tj-username@remote.tjhsst.edu
  3. A welcome message will be printed and then a password prompt will appear; type your old password and then press enter. Note that this is a Linux system and NOTHING will be printed as you type your password
  4. If you are required to change your password, you will be immediately prompted to do so with the message New Password: . If so, proceed to step 8, if not proceed to step 5
  5. An additional welcome message will be printed and you will then be at a prompt of the form username@ras2 ~ $
  6. Type kpasswd and press enter
  7. Type in your current password and then press enter
    • If you see a message: kpasswd: Password incorrect then you did not enter your old password correctly, please return to step 6 and try again.
  8. Type in a new password and then press enter
  9. Type in the same new password again and then press enter
  10. If you see a message Success : Password changed then you have successfully changed your password, you may close the Terminal Application.
  11. If you see a message Verify failure or Password mismatch then you did not type the same new password at steps 8 and 9, please return to step 6 (step 8 if you are being forced to change your password) and try again.
  12. If you see a message Password change rejected then your new password did not meet the Password Requirements, please return to step 6 (step 8 if you are being forced to change your password) and try again.

Using Linux

  1. If you are using Linux, you probably know how to change your password

Using a Workstation at TJHSST

Windows Workstation (most computer labs)

  1. Press ctrl + alt + delete; then read the displayed warning and click OK.
  2. Log into the workstation using your existing username and password
  3. If you are required to change your password, you will be immediately prompted to do so. If so, proceed to step 5, if not proceed to step 4.
  4. After the system has finished loading the desktop, press ctrl + alt + delete again and click on Change Password.
  5. Enter your current password in the top field, then enter your desired new password into the next two fields. Finally click the button at the bottom to change your password.
  6. If you receive an error message, please follow the instructions it provides; most likely you either did not type one of the passwords correctly or your password does not meet our security requirements.

Linux Workstation (Computer Systems Lab)

  1. Enter your username at the login prompt and press enter
  2. Enter your password and press enter
  3. If you are required to change your password, you will be immediately prompted to enter a new password, if so, proceed to step 4, if not proceed to step 6.
  4. Enter your desired new password and press enter.
  5. Enter your desired new password again and press enter.
  6. If the system continues to log you on, your password has been changed successfully. If not please read and follow the instructions in any error message that is displayed.
  7. If you were not prompted to change your password, read the login warning and then click OK.
  8. After the system has finished loading, please open a terminal emulator. If you require assistance with this, please ask one of the Teachers or a Student Systems Administrator for assistance.
  9. In the open terminal, type kpasswd and press enter.
  10. Type in your current password and then press enter
    • If you see a message: kpasswd: Password incorrect then you did not enter your old password correctly, please return to step 7 and try again.
  11. Type in a new password and then press enter
  12. Type in the same new password again and then press enter
  13. If you see a message Success : Password changed then you have successfully changed your password, you may close the Terminal Application.
  14. If you see a message Verify failure then you did not type the same new password at steps 9 and 10, please return to step 7 and try again.

Through Iodine

It is not possible to change your password through Iodine at this time. Please use one of the other methods listed on this page to change your password.