Changing your password on the SFS file servers is easy but
you need to know what it is currently set to. Please contact your local SFS support person if you do not know this.
In the process of retrieving the password changing form, you will see a
warning from Internet Explorer:
This warning is telling you that Internet Explorer does not recognize the
signer of the the certificate that is being used to encrypt the web page. Don't worry --
the Division of Information Technology at the University of Wisconsin signed the
certificate. We did it because it is not a good idea to send passwords across a network
without some sort of encryption, and this method provides some basic encryption. You can
click Yes. You will be presented with the password-changing form:
Enter your information in the fields displayed. Leave the Domain
field set to SFS. Enter your Old Password. For the New Password, enter the
password you usually use to log into your departmental network.
When you have completed the form, press Change Password. If there
was an error, that information will be displayed. If it completed successfully, you will
see the following:
If it tells you that your password has been changed, you're done. If it
gives you an error, look below for a description of that error. Then press the Back button
in Netscape and correct the problem. If the problem persists, contact SFS technical
support for assistance.
|The "Domain" field is incorrect. Insure that it is set to
||Your old password was not correct. Please contact your local SFS support person.
||You entered a username that isn't recognized by the file servers. Go back
and insure that you are entering the correct user name in the "User Name" field.
In most cases, your username will match your LAN login ID at your campus.
||You did not specify a new password. Make sure all the fields are filled in.