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Changing a password

A password for Aalto University must be changed at 180-day intervals, and it can be changed by using an Aalto computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) or in Webmail (https://mail.aalto.fi).

Aalto password must be at least 10 characters long. A password must include upper case characters, lower case characters and numeric.

You can change the password only once in 24 hours.

If you use Aalto mail on your own device, e.g. mobile phone, remember to update your new password in the settings on the device.

Windows workstation

1. Log in to a Windows computer.

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

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3. Select Change password...

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4. Write your old Aalto password at item Old password and the new password at item New password. Confirm the new password by typing it again at item Confirm password.

5. Click the arrow (->) or press Enter.

6. Your password has now been changed. If your new password does not fulfil the security requirement, the system will ask you to select a new password.

Mac workstation

  1. First connect the Mac to Aalto’s workstation network.
  2. Click the apple symbol in the top left corner of the screen. Select System Preferences, then Users & Groups, and after that Change Password.
  3. The new password is also updated as the password for the Keychain. If the password is changed from an external source (such as password.aalto.fi), it must be specifically updated for the Aalto-Mac’s keychain also.

Webmail

Logging in to Webmail https://mail.aalto.fi

1. Log in to the service with your Aalto username and password at https://mail.aalto.fi

2. Select Options below the wheel icon in the top right corner of the page.

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3. From the list in the left edge, select General and My account.

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4. In the bottom right corner, click Change your password.

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5. Type your old Aalto password and the new Aalto password you have selected in the required fields.

6. Select Save.

7. Your password has now been changed. If your new password does not fulfil the security requirement, the system will ask you to select a new password.

Linux workstation

1. Log in to a Linux computer.

2. Start xterm or a similar terminal. If you use the Gnome desk environment, click on the desk with the right mouse button and select Open in Terminal.

3. Type passwd in the terminal window and press Enter.

4. Enter your old Aalto password when asked, and press Enter. Please note that the password is not shown on the display.

5. Type the new Aalto password you have selected twice.

6. Your password has now been changed. If your new password does not fulfil the security requirement, the system will ask you to select a new password.

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Please send only feedback about this instruction. If you have IT-related problems, please send a request to servicedesk@aalto.fi