ISchool Password Changes and Resets

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Windows

Open the SSH Secure Shell Client. It can be downloaded from Bevoware if you do not already have this program installed.

Logging into the iSchool server

Select Quick Connect and enter the following information:

Host Name: login.ischool.utexas.edu
User Name: your iSchool account name
Port Number: 22
Authentication: <Profile Settings>

Then select Connect. You will be prompted for a password. Enter it and select OK. Be sure to open the Terminal service in SSH, you can't change the password in the File Transfer client. The Terminal service will open a blank white box ready to accept a UNIX command.

To ensure you are using the Terminal service, look for an icon of a white box with blue dots over it. When you hover your mouse over the icon a pop-up should say "New Terminal Window".

Changing your password

If this is the first time you are logging in, or your password has expired or been reset, then you will be immediately prompted to change your password.

Otherwise, you should now be on a Unix prompt. To change your password, type passwd

You should now see the following:

Changing password for user your iSchool account name.
Enter login(LDAP) password:

Enter your current password and hit enter. Keep in mind that there will not be a cursor to indicate what you have typed.

Now enter your new password and hit enter. Repeat this process to confirm these changes.

You have now successfully changed your password.

OS X

Open Terminal, a built-in program in OS X.

Logging into the iSchool server

  • Type ssh your iSchool username@login.ischool.utexas.edu and hit enter
  • Enter your current password

Changing your password

If this is the first time you are logging in, or your password has expired or been reset, then you will be immediately prompted to change your password.

Otherwise, you should now be on a Unix prompt. To change your password, type passwd

You should now see the following:

Changing password for user your iSchool account name.
Enter login(LDAP) password:

Enter your current password and hit enter. Keep in mind that there will not be a cursor to indicate what you have typed.

Now enter your new password and hit enter. Repeat this process to confirm these changes.

You have now successfully changed your password.

Requesting a Password Reset

If you do not remember your iSchool Account password, you will need to request a password reset online.

You will receive notification at some point that your password has been successfully reset to a temporary password. You will then need to log into a terminal program using that temporary password and create a permanent password, as described in the sections above.