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

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

  • Type your LPL password.

  • Press Return or Enter. This should log you in to shell.lpl.arizona.edu. You should see a command-line prompt that looks like this: shell:/home/your-LPL-username %

  • Now type the UNIX passwd command: shell:/home/your-LPL-username % passwd You will see two lines displayed: passwd: Changing password for your-LPL-username Enter existing login password:

  • Enter your current password (it will not display) and hit return.

  • Then enter your new password (it will not display) and hit return.

  • Then reenter your new password (it will not display) and hit return. You should then see the command-line prompt.

  • Then logout by typing the UNIX exit command: shell:/home/your-LPL-username % exit logout Connection to shell closed.

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