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 +===== Reset Your Password =====
 +  * [[https://​www.cs.vassar.edu:​8009/​pwm | Change / Reset linux password (online service)]]
 +
 +===== Create a password =====
 +A strong password contains:
 +  * at least 16 characters
 +  * a mix of letters, numbers and special characters
 +  *  mIxED caSE
 +
 +Creating:
 +  * http://​strongpasswordgenerator.com ​
 +  * //pwgen// on the linux cmd line
 +    * //pwgen 16 1// : to create one 16 character password : //man pwgen// for help
 +
 +===== 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]]
 +
 +Two ways to change password:
 +  * enter //passwd// on the linux cmd line
 +  * double click "​Change Password"​ on the Desktop (padlock)