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Changing your ACCRE password

How do I change my ACCRE account password?

Follow these steps.

  1. Log on to the cluster (login.accre.vanderbilt.edu) using your existing password. At this point you are simply logged on to a cluster gateway. Any changes to your account will need to be propagated to all of the compute nodes.
  2. Type in accre_password change and follow the instructions. Your password must meet the following new requirements:
    1. Your ACCRE password must be at least 14 characters long, and not more than 4096.
    2. Your password must receive a perfect score on the ZXCVBN test.
    3. In addition to uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and symbols, you may use non-ASCII characters (including emoji, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean). However, you may have difficulty logging in later with different keyboards or terminal utilities. All characters must be printable and in UTF-8.
    4. If you need a password that can pass the ZXCVBN test, type in accre_password generate.

See also: First Time Account Setup