Notes to consider during changing passwords

Please choose a proper password.

The password must be made from 8 characters or more (in many systems, starting from the ninth character is disregarded). The followings methods are recommended.

  • Insert 2 or more numerals and/or symbols into a pronounceable word
  • Join 2 or more words, change some (middle prefered) characters to uppercase then insert numbers and/or symbols in between.

How to change your password using a web browser

There are two web pages for changing passwords from a web browser.

  1. User Settings   (Digital Certificate required and accessible from off-campus)

    If you have no valid Digital Certification of JAIST,please refer the following "Digital Certificate Download" site firstly and install your certification to your browser.
    1. Click the following  "User Setting"  link (in "Quick Link Menu" of the  "Top" Page in the center )
    2. "Login by Certificate"→"Change Password".

    If you have not yet obtained the digital certificate required to use "User Setting", please check "About Digital Certificate" below and install the digital certificate in your browser.

     About Digital Certificate 


2. User password changing page for JAIST users (digital certificate not required / accessible from JAIST campus LAN only (excluding VPN connection))

This is not need an digital certificate to change your password on the “User password changing page for JAIST users”, but it is limited to access from within the JAIST (including VPN connection from outside the university).

How to change your password using Unix passwd command

Please login to a unix  workstation (eg., hostname: lin01, lin02 or lin03)

You can use TeraTerm or Putty, etc from any PC and enter the following command.

If you are a guest user of the Compute Servers, please login to the PC Cluster(hostname: pcc).

passwd [return]

And then, Please change your password according to the displayed message.

How to change your password for guest user (ex. graduate)

Please see this page.