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How to Change Your Password

Please read our guideline on How to Create Strong Passwords first.


 

SEASnet manages several accounts including faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate.  Passwords are kept and synchronized on the UNIX side.

The password must conform to the following requirements:

  • Be 6 to 8 characters in length
  • Have at least 1 letter and 1 number
  • Cannot be a full dictionary word (hackers can use a list of dictionary words to break passwords)

 

Below are specific instructions for each account type. For users with restricted administrative accounts (eastaff), please go to this site.

Undergraduate Students: Connect to ugrad.seas.ucla.edu or double click the “ssh ugrad” icon on the desktop of a Lab Computer or Remote Session and log on using your SEASnet username and password.

Graduate Students: Connect to grad.seas.ucla.edu or double click the “ssh grad” icon on the desktop of a Lab Computer or Remote Session and log on using your SEASnet username and password.

Faculty: Connect to fac.seas.ucla.edu and log on using your SEASnet username and password.

Staff: Connect to staff.seas.ucla.edu and log on using your SEASnet username and password.

All users can connect via their servers outside of our labs by using the SSH Command:

SSH “machinename”.seas.ucla.edu
If you get asked Terminal type? [“help” to list examples] – Just press the Enter key


 

Bold items are what you need to type in and italics are what you will see at the console.  Once connected to a lab machine, remote session, or connected via SSH:

type in the command “passwd
Changing password for <username>
Old password:
New Password:
Re-enter new Password:
password successfully changed for <username>

For security reasons, you will not be shown any characters that you type.

Once you have changed your password, you can continue to work. However, should you log out, you will not be able to log back in for up to 10 minutes while your new password is updated to all necessary servers.


 

FORGOTTEN PASSWORDS

Can only be changed by coming to the SEASnet Help Desk with your Bruin ID (or other Picture ID) during normal business hours (Monday to Friday 8AM – NOON / 1PM – 4:30 – Mon start at 10).

Once your identify is verified we can assist you in changing your password.