Changing Your Password

It's always a good idea to change your password from time to time. Here are some instructions on how to change your password for various university services.
 

UniFr password 

Using WebMail:
One of the easiest and most effective ways to change your password is using WebMail. Once you log in to WebMail follow the steps below:
 
 
 
 
On a Windows machine
Once you have logged in to the machine, type [ctrl]+[alt]+[del], then select 'Change Password...' and follow the instructions that appear in the window. 
 
 
On a Mac 
Once you have logged in to the machine, open the System Preferences. Under the 'System' heading select 'Accounts', select the account for which you want to change the password in the column on the left, and then select the 'Change Password...' button in the area on the right and follow the instructions that appear in the window. 
 

Linux Password

To change your Linux password you will need to use our online form (please note that this form can only be accessed via the INTRAnet, therefore you must connect either through the University network or using VPN).  If you are sure that you have a linux account but you forgot your password you can reset the password by sending your unifr login name (8 letters) to the sysadmins and they will reset your password. If you're not sure whether you already have one you can request a linux account using the online form (please note that this form can only be accessed via the INTRAnet, therefore you must connect either through the University network or using VPN). More information about linux accounts is also available.  
 

MySQL Password

To change your MySQL password for the NTE PHP course:
  • open http://diuf-student/phpmyadmin/ (you got this link via e-mail)
  • read the mail with the subject line: Project YEAR: Your MySQL and PHP access information
  • log-in with the password you find in the file index.php (please READ the mail carefully)
  • open a new SQL request (to the left of the phpMyadmin window)
  • Enter the following SQL request, changing your username and the new password:SET PASSWORD FOR 'yourusername'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('yournewpassword')