Please wait 5-10 minutes before attempting to login with your new password. This is because it takes up to 10 minutes before your new password has propagated to all machines on the cluster.
We strongly recommend using a password vault application or website like the UCSF provided Keeper Password Vault to generate and store your passwords.
You can change your password either via our web interface, or from the Wynton HPC command line. Only passwords adhering to the Unified UCSF Enterprise Password Standard are accepted. Attempts to update to an insufficient password will produce an informative error message.
You can change your password using the RBVI Kerberos Web Interface.
If you can log in to Wynton HPC, then you can change your credentials by calling
passwd from one of the login nodes, e.g.
[alice@log1 ~]$ passwd Changing password for user alice. Kerberos 5 Password: New password: Retype new password: passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully. [alice@log1 ~]$
To test your Wynton credentials, try to login to Wynton HPC via SSH. Alternatively, verify them from your browser:
Go to https://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/admin/kerbtest.py in your browser. A popup panel titled ‘Sign in https://www.cgl.ucsf.edu’ is opened by the browser.
Enter your Wynton login credentials in the two fields ‘Username’ and ‘Password’ and click ‘Sign in’.
If you entered correct credentials, you will get to a confirmation page saying so. If you entered incorrect credentials, there will be no error message and the popup will appear again.
To reset your Wynton password, contact the support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Account are personal and login credentials must not be shared with others. If detected, access to the account will be automatically disabled. It is still possible and easy for multiple users to share and collaborate on the same folders and scripts. Don’t hesitate to ask if you don’t know how to do this - we’re here to help.