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Change Your Banner UNIX Password (Lewis1)

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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 MobaXterm. (If MobaXterm. is not on your computer, download it at https://software.lehigh.edu and follow the installation instructions found on that page.)

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Open a new session - either click on the Session icon or select session from the menu bar and click 'new session'.

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Select SSH as the session type.

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Enter lewis1.cc.lehigh.edu in the Remote host field. Check the box 'Specify username' and enter your Lehigh Username in the username field.

Note: xxxx is your 4 (or 6) digit User ID.

Click OK.

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Enter your current lewis1 password and press the enter key.

(if this prompt does not appear, your password may have already expired. If this is the case, proceed to step 7)

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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 8.

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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You will get a message that your password has expired. You will be prompted to enter your old password, a new password and your new password a second time to verify.

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. Click the Exit icon to end the session.

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For additional help, please contact inlewis@lehigh.edu