For first time access to MP/UX Unix, perform
the following steps:
- Activate your Novell account Z-ID
before attempting to set up a Unix
account. Instructions for activating your
Novell account were provided at orientation.
If you have problems with the procedure,
an attendant in a computer lab
should be able to help. Note that you must
complete the following Unix activation to
activate your Unix password even if you have
already changed your Novell password, because
the two systems are independent.
- Using your Novell Z-ID and password, log
into a computer in either the CSL, UCL, or
FRL labs. Allow the system to complete the
boot process. Locate
the Putty terminal program under the Start
Start > General
Applications > Putty
SSH > Putty SSH
You will be presented with a list of Unix
machines. Select either "MP" or "UX." When
the login: prompt
appears, enter guest as an ID and guest again
as a password.
- The system will prompt you for your
ID, which is your Novell Z-ID. The initial
password is your birthdate in the numerical
form of yyyymmdd. Unix will disconnect after
both ID and password are correctly entered.
- Your Unix
account will not be active until the next
day. At that time, you may log into your
activated account using your Z-ID
and your birthdate password in the form
- After successfully logging
on to your activated account, immediately
change your password with the passwd command
(note spelling). At the command prompt
"Run," enter passwd
- At the prompt "Enter existing login
password:", enter your birthdate
password and press enter.
- At the prompt "New Password:",
enter a new password that is eight
characters in length, a combination of
alphabetic (a-z and A-Z) and numeric characters.
Most punctuation is also permitted. For
variety, try substituting 3 for the letter
e, 1 for i or l, 0 (zero) for o, etc.
If the chosen password is too simple, the password
system will reject it.
- After you've selected
a password and pressed enter, Unix will
prompt you to enter the password again for
confirmation before accepting it. Allow Unix
a few minutes to propagate the new password
throughout the system before testing.
Possible reasons for failure:
- You are not officially enrolled in Computer
Science course. If you enrolled late,
the department may not yet have received
notification of your enrollment.
- You have already activated
an account, possibly in
If you cannot successfully initialize
your account, contact Dr.
Rickert in PM 455. You must present
a valid ID.
If you forget your password, contact Dr. Rickert
in PM 455. You must present a valid ID.