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Lehigh University policy requires that all passwords expire twice a year. This policy includes the Banner UNIX password allowing a user to access the LEWIS1 server to run scripts on Banner tables and views or to download Banner output from the LEWIS1 server. This access is given to a small population of Lehigh employees.
An email from "inbanreq" will be sent 14 days prior to your password expiration date.
Criteria for Banner UNIX passwords:

  • Must be at least 8 characters.
  • Must contain at least 1 non-alphabetic character (i.e. number or symbol).
  • Must have no more than 2 repeating characters (i.e. aaaaab or 111112).
  • Cannot "recycle" passwords.

Below are the instructions to change a Banner UNIX password (Lewis1).

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Open a command window, (on Windows, click Start, type 'cmd'; on Mac open the Terminal app in Utilities).

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Enter "ssh <your_Lehigh_username>", and enter your lewis password when prompted.

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At the prompt, enter ‘passwd’. You will be prompted to enter your old password, a new password and your new password a second time to verify. After changing your password, proceed to step 4. When you enter the passwords, you will not see any characters being entered on the screen, the cursor does not move.

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When your password has been changed you will return to the lewis1 prompt. Type exit at the prompt then press the enter key. 


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