Forced Password Change on First Login Instructions

Some new CS shell accounts will require that you change the initial password that you were provided during your first login.

To successfully perform the password change you will ssh login to a CS host with your USERNAME and the provided password. Usually that machine would be (or if your account is on the the research network) if connecting remotely. You will receive the change password prompt from any machine you successfully connect to the first time.

A common cause for confusion is the system prompting for "(current) UNIX password:". This is the initial password you just used to login. It must be entered a second time here to complete the change (see the text in RED below).

$> ssh -l USERNAME

You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced)

WARNING: Your password has expired.
You must change your password now and login again!
Changing password for user USERNAME.
Changing password for USERNAME.
(current) UNIX password: [RE-ENTER the password you just logged in with here!]
New password: [ENTER your NEW password here] (this will become your password to re-log in with)
Retype new password: [RE-TYPE the NEW password]
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
Connection to cycle1 closed.

You will be automatically logged out.
Now connect to the machine again and use your NEW password.
-- Dave Costello - 2017-10-12
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