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help:general_linux:password [2018/08/11 11:24]
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-===== Reset Your Password ===== 
-  * [[https://​www.cs.vassar.edu:​8181/​pwm | Change / Reset linux password (online service)]] 
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-===== Create a password ===== 
-A strong password contains: 
-  * at least 16 characters 
-  * a mix of letters, numbers and special characters 
-  *  mIxED caSE 
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-Creating: 
-  * http://​strongpasswordgenerator.com ​ 
-  * //pwgen// on the linux cmd line 
-    * //pwgen 16 1// : to create one 16 character password : //man pwgen// for help 
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-===== Changing Your Password ===== 
-Changing your password occasionally is a good practice and is something that is enforced in many environments. ​ Computer Science linux accounts conform to CIS's password policy: 
-  * [[https://​servicedesk.vassar.edu/​solutions/​504960-best-practice-password-security.portal|Password Information from Vassar College CIS]] 
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-Two ways to change password: 
-  * enter //passwd// on the linux cmd line 
-  * double click "​Change Password"​ on the Desktop (padlock)