- About IRIS Passwords
- Setting and Changing Windows/LDAP and Unix Passwords
- Password Complexity Requirements
About IRIS Paswords
Currently, there are two passwords you must set in order to use the various IRIS services (in the future we hope to offer a single-sign on). These passwords include:
- Windows/LDAP: (EECS Domain) This is used to log in to Windows machines which are members of the eecs domain, such as WINTERM. As of early 2014, this password also is used wherever you are asked for your EECS LDAP password, such as various web-authenticated services and forms.
- Unix: (“mammoth” NIS Domain) This is used to log in to Unix computers which are part of the “mammoth” NIS domain.
To set your initial passwords or reset a forgotten password, please vist this website. You may also bring a picture ID to the Helpdesk where they can assist you in setting your passwords. Consult the Password Policies and Guidelines page for more information about IRIS password types and requirements.
Our Unix NIS domain uses crypt; only the first 8 characters of the Unix password are significant. Keep this in mind when setting a strong password for your Unix account.
Note: Some research groups run their own NIS domains, which may require that you set additional passwords. Contact your group’s system administrator(s) for more information or to set such passwords.
If you have trouble, the Helpdesk can help you change your Windows/LDAP or UNIX password.