Wynton HPC Credentials

Change password

You can change your password either via our web interface, or from the Wynton HPC command line. Only passwords adhering to the Unified UCSF Enterprise Password Standard are accepted. Attempts to update to an insufficient password will produce an informative error message.

From the web browser

You can change your password using the RBVI Kerberos Web Interface.

From the Wynton command line

If you can log in to Wynton HPC, then you can change your credentials by calling passwd from one of the login nodes, e.g.

[alice@log2 ~]$ passwd
Changing password for user alice.
Kerberos 5 Password: 
New password: 
Retype new password: 
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
[alice@log2 ~]$ 

Verify credentials

To test your Wynton credentials, try to login to Wynton HPC via SSH. Alternatively, verify them from your browser:

  1. Go to https://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/admin/kerbtest.py in your browser. A popup panel titled ‘Sign in https://www.cgl.ucsf.edu’ is opened by the browser.

  2. Enter your Wynton login credentials in the two fields ‘Username’ and ‘Password’ and click ‘Sign in’.

  3. If you entered correct credentials, you will get to a confirmation page saying so. If you entered incorrect credentials, there will be no error message and the popup will appear again.

Reset password

To reset your Wynton password, contact the support staff at support@wynton.ucsf.edu.