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The following ATNF passwords are required to access the resources/machines listed below:

Windows 7 PCs, Microsoft Office, network printers, email, share files with other users in the NEXUS domain
Unix Linux workstations, Astronomical applications, email

Notes on Selecting Passwords

Windows 7

To change your Windows 7 password:

  • Press Ctrl-Alt-Del (one once already logged in with your NEXUS account)
  • In the Windows Security window select Change Password
  • Enter the old password
  • Enter the new password
  • Enter the new password again in the Confirm new password field
  • Click OK


To change your unix password:

  • ssh into venice
  • enter the command passwd
  • enter your current password
  • enter your new password (twice)
  • The following error message will be displayed if the password is recent
    New password must be different than previous 5; try again.
  • Once a successful password has been entered, you will be required to wait at least 15 minutes for the password information to propagate from Epping to the Narrabri site.
  • Test the new password by logging onto Kaputar or any of the local Linux workstations.

Original: John Giovannis (20th Jan 2004), modified: Brett Lennon ()