To change your Engineering password you will need to connect to gate.eng.cam.ac.uk. How you connect will depend on which system you are connecting from, please see the instructions below. Once you have connected to gate please see the ‘How to reset your password from gate’ section at the bottom of this page.
For existing users that would like to change their password, please enter your current password where a one time password is referred to.
How to reset your password from gate
For existing users that would like to change their password, please enter passwd. When prompted for Kerberos 5 Password, use your current password. You will then be prompted for a new password.
For all other users, once you have entered your one time password you will be prompted to change your password as below:
Enter your one time password again at this prompt. Please note that when typing your password nothing will appear on the screen.
You should then be prompted for a new password as below:
Enter your new password at this prompt. Please note that when typing your password nothing will appear on the screen.
You should then be prompted to enter your new password again as below:
Provided that the passwords match it should say ‘passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.’, as below, before the system will disconnect your session.
You should then be able to login to gate.eng.cam.ac.uk using your new password.
Note: It can take a few minutes for the system to fully initialize your account, so if it doesn’t work immediately try again half an hour or so later.