Passwords edit

To reset your passwod go to https://newpassword.cs.mcgill.ca/

Passwords are synchronized between Unix, Windows, and Mail. All passwords must be at least 8 characters long, and must contain at least one character from three of the following character sets:

  • lower case letter
  • upper case letter
  • number
  • symbol
  • Not a dictionary word

Changing

If you know your current password...

The first step is to log into mimi. (You can also use our servers willy and skinner for this)

ssh mimi@cs.mcgill.ca

Before going to the second step you can verify if your password is complex enough. Use single quotes around your password, to avoid shell interpretation.

checkpasswd your_new_password

If your password is good enough, use passwd to set it:

passwd

Anyone who has a username greater than 8 characters must pass his/her username to the command as an argument.

passwd your_username

If you don't know your current password...

you need to reset it here:  https://newpassword.cs.mcgill.ca/

Those who still have problems please come to the CS Help Desk in McConnell 209N with your McGill ID card and the systems staff will reset your password.