Changing Passphrases/Passwords (and choosing good Passphrases/Passwords)
This Document Pertains to Your ENET (AEM/ISYE/ME) Unix Passphrase/Password
Important Passphrase/Password Guidlines
IMPORTANT INFORMATION About Your Enet Unix Passphrase/Password:
After an Enet account is made - you have 5 days to change the initial Enet Unix Passphrase/Password before your ENET Passphrase/Password automatically expires itself.
If you allow it to expire, you won't be able to use nor change it (contact Enet for an extension).
NOTE: if you Enet Passphrase/Password is expired, your account will still be active (and you will still have access to Windows services).
If your ENET Unix account is disabled or deleted - You will NOT have access to Any ENET RESOURCES.
Your Enet Unix account must be in good standing for access to ENET Windows resources to work (even though they use your AD Passphrase/Password).
Note - an expired Enet Passphrase/Password does not block access to Windows resources (your account is still in good standing).
Your University of Minnesota Active Directory (AD) Passphrase/Password is used to connect to Windows resources (Enet Home Directories and Enet Printing), and to log on to All AD.umn.edu attached Windows Machines (including those managed by Enet).
Your AD Passphrase/Password is changed here: www.umn.edu/dirtools (note: your AD Passphrase/Password is automatically set the same as your Internet Passphrase/Password).
Your Enet Unix Passphrase/Password is only used to log on to FULLY managed Enet Unix/Linux Machines (like the SSH Gateways), the Enet Vpn, Enet Open ports, the ACDB (if you are an ACDB user), and a few other services (like the Enet mail server IF you have an email account with us).
Please Note Some Passphrase/Password Maximum Length Limitations:
SEE: Choosing a good Passphrase/Password
You MUST use a Passphrase/Password of at least 8 characters (This is University Policy)
Enet Unix Passphrase/Password: 30 characters max for full compatibility with the following:
Linux/unix Console X Login: 30 characters max (Login on a Graphical Linux console)
Linux/unix Terminal Login: 100 characters max (Login on a text only Linux console)
ssh: 100 characters max (Login to a Linux machine via ssh - or use scp/sftp)
Changing Your ENET (Unix) Passphrase/Password - Web Method:
Changing Your ENET (Unix) Passphrase/Password - SSH Method: