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, you can use this application to self-service reset your password. It will ask you to log in with your WatIAM/UWDir password and then allow you to change your CS-GENERAL password.

Change my password

You may also reset your CS-GENERAL Linux shell to /bin/bash.

Reset my Linux login shell

Setting your CS-TEACHING Password and Shell

Your CS-GENERAL account is different from your CS-TEACHING account (details here). If you want to reset your CS-TEACHING password or shell, you can do so at student.cs.uwaterloo.ca/password.