- How do I change my Kerberos password?
- How do I change my MIT password?
- How do I change my Kerberos pw?
- How do I reset my Kerberos pw?
For tips on how to choose a strong password that meets MIT's password requirements see Strong Passwords.
If you know your password and want to change it, then type the following command at the Athena command prompt while logged in:
This will ask you for your old password, and ask you to type in the new password twice. Your new password takes effect immediately. If you want to exit without changing your password, type Ctrl-c.
You can change your password using a web browser at https://ca.mit.edu/ca/cpw.
If you are on a Mac or Windows machine, and have the MIT Kerberos Utilies installed, you may change your password using that utility. Kerberos Utilities can be downloaded for your Mac or Windows computer at http://ist.mit.edu/software-hardware.
For more information on this method, please contact the Computing Help Desk at x3-1101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have forgotten your password, but you have a valid MIT Personal Certificate on your machine, you may change your password using a web browser at https://ca.mit.edu/ca/cpw.
Because your MIT Personal Certificate can now be used to change your password, it is imperative that you protect it with its own certificate password, in the event that your computer is stolen. For more information on how to do this, please see http://ist.mit.edu/certificates
If you have forgotten your password or get the message "Password incorrect" when you try to login, you can come to building E17 (front desk) during walk-in hours (Monday through Friday from 9:15 AM until 5:00 PM).
|Important: Bring a Photo ID!|
Please remember to bring some form of photo ID.
MIT community members who can't stop by building E17 during those hours can fax a (clear, light) copy of a picture ID to 617-258-6176 with a phone number we can use to reach you, or scan in or digitally photographing an ID, scaling it to a not-huge size, and emailing it to email@example.com. (If you send us a driver's license, please redact the license number - that's considered sensitive information and we don't want to keep it!)