Setting Your CS-GENERAL Password and Shell


You can change your CS-GENERAL password by logging into linux.cs.uwaterloo.ca via ssh, running the command passwd, hitting return, and supplying your current password at the prompt, followed by your new password (twice).

If you cannot access your account, please contact the CSCF Help Desk. When you visit the CSCF Help Desk, you will need to know your username and your WatIAM password to reset your CS-GENERAL password.

Authorized CSCF users: Change password

You may also self-service reset your CS-GENERAL shell account to /bin/bash, by logging in with your WatIAM/UWDir password via the following link.

Reset my Linux login shell