Changing Passwords

To change your password, login to using SSH ​Secure Shell terminal and run the sns_passwd command.

If sns_passwd generates an error, please contact computing. This error implies that your passwords are not in sync between Windows and Unix and cannot be updated without assistance from the SNS computing staff. We'll be glad to help you with this.

Please log out from your desktop then log back in with your new password. On OS X you will be immediately prompted to update your keychain password. Click on Update Keychain Password and enter your old password. This updates the old password in the keychain with the new one you used to login.

NOTE: Changing your password necessitates re-authenticating to the IAS-scholar and eduroam network if you already have previously registered your mobile devices.

WARNING NOTE: If you have a mail client configured on a device and the password is saved it may continue to use the old password, which will fail, causing your account to get temporarily locked for one hour due to too many incorrect password attempts. If this happens, change the password on any mail clients you may have, wait one hour and you should be ok.