You need a single password in order to have full access to your accounts on the Physics Department computers, including the access to Unix/Linux, Windows and Mac machines.
Passwords must be at least eight characters long. Passwords must contain three of the following:
We currently do not enforce any other regulation. However you are asked to comply with the following guidelines.
One possible method for picking a good password is to make up your own acronym. For example, good Passwords are not that hard to choose would be gPanth2c.
Another possibility is to use several words separated by punctuation/digits, such as e.g. hill*grass9.
Yet another option is to use special password generators, such as apg install on the Computer Lab machines.
When you requested your account on the physics
department computers, you were assigned an initial password.
From time to time, at your own discretion, you are expected to
change the password, and to keep your password to yourself.
To change your password you can use the
When you log onto a Linux, Mac, or Windows workstation from its own keyboard, the password is used to confirm your identity. When you access a workstation remotely, you also must make use of your password. At present, the only allowed modes of network access is ssh. Your password also functions as your login password for the departmental mail server.