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How to Use SSH on Solaris/Linux to Change Your LPL Password

To change your LPL password from a Solaris or Linux system, use Secure Shell (SSH) to login to shell.lpl.arizona.edu and issue the UNIX passwd command, as follows:

  • Open a Terminal window

    • Right-click on your desktop

    • Left-click on Open Terminal in the pop-up menu

  • In the Terminal window that appears, type this command: ssh your-LPL-username@shell.lpl.arizona.edu (where you replace your-LPL-username with your LPL username)

How to Use SSH on Mac to Change Your LPL Password

To change your LPL password from a Mac system,
use Secure Shell (SSH) to login to shell.lpl.arizona.edu
and issue the UNIX passwd command, as follows:

  • Open a Terminal window

    • Type command-N (hold down the propellor key and press the N key)

    • Click Applications (left side of the new finder window that appears)

    • Double-Click on Utilities (you may need to scroll down)

    • Double-Click on Terminal

How do I change my LPL password?

To change your LPL password:

  • 1. Choose a strong password that you have not used elsewhere.
    < >A strong password is at least 8 characters long, containing a mix of:

    Lowercase letters [a-z]

    Uppercase letters [A-Z]

    Numerals [0-9]

    Non-alphanumeric characters (!@#$%^&*()_+|~{}[]:";'<>,.?/)

    A bad password is:

    A word that is found in a dictionary (regardless of language).

    Your birthday, phone number, address, license plate, relative's name, etc.

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