dce_login: Changing Password/Shells

By Kevin Conroy
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Last updated September 15, 2004er to change shells or passwords or finger information, you must authenticate yourself. If you use "telnet", this isn't all that important, since it doesn't care. However, using "ssh" requires authentication, otherwise changing your password, finger information or default shell fails.

To do this:

  1. Log into your account using ssh (secure shell).
  2. Type: dce_login, and hit return
  3. This will ask for some "Principal" name. Type in your username again.
  4. Then, it asks for the password. Type in your password again.
  5. This appears to start a new shell. You can then change your password by typing passwd (NOT password), hitting return, and changing the password.
  6. Once you are done, type exit. This exits out of the shell, and back into the previous shell.
  7. Then, type logout to exit your ssh session.

Taken from the great Charles Lin (http://www.cs.umd.edu/class/fall2002/cmsc311-0101/Proj/P0/proj0.html )

By Kevin Conroy
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Last updated June 19, 2004

September 15, 2004