How to change UNIX mail/CSA/CSM password

Changing Unix servers and services (SSH, Unix mail) password

  • Login using SSH to CSA or CSM  Linux servers.
  • Run this command from prompt: /usr/bin/yppasswd  
  • Enter old and new password as  required.
This would be the dialog for successful change:
Please enter old password:
Changing NIS password for <user> on <domain>.
Please enter new password:
Please retype new password:
The NIS password has been changed on <domain>.
What is a recommended password :
  • Minimum Password length: 8 char.
  • Complexity. Minimum requirements:
    • Does not contain the user’s account name or parts of the user’s full name that exceed two consecutive character
    • Password contains characters from three of the following four categories:
    • English uppercase characters (A through Z(
    • English lowercase characters (a through z(
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9(
    • Non-alphabetic characters (Allowed: ~ _ % @)