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How to change the password

A password for Aalto University must be changed at 730-day intervals, and it can be changed by using an Aalto computer (Windows, Mac or Linux), in Webmail (https://mail.aalto.fi) or in password.aalto.fi (instruction: https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/resetting-the-password-and-a-forgotten-password).

You can change the password only once in 24 hours.

If you change your password on your Aalto computer outside Aalto network, you should connect with Aalto VPN.

Windows workstation

1. Log in to a Windows computer.

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

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3. Select Change password...

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4. Write your old Aalto password at item Old password and the new password at item New password. Confirm the new password by typing it again at item Confirm password.

5. Click the arrow (->) or press Enter.

6. Your password has now been changed. If your new password does not fulfil the security requirement, the system will ask you to select a new password.

Mac workstation

  1. First connect the Mac to Aalto’s workstation network.
  2. Click the apple symbol in the top left corner of the screen. Select System Preferences, then Users & Groups, and after that Change Password.
  3. The new password is also updated as the password for the Keychain. If the password is changed from an external source (such as password.aalto.fi), it must be specifically updated for the Aalto-Mac’s keychain also.

Webmail

Logging in to Webmail https://mail.aalto.fi

1. Log in to the service with your Aalto username and password at https://mail.aalto.fi

2. Select Options below the wheel icon in the top right corner of the page.

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3. From the list in the left edge, select General and My account.

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4. In the bottom right corner, click Change your password.

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5. Type your old Aalto password and the new Aalto password you have selected in the required fields.

6. Select Save.

7. Your password has now been changed. If your new password does not fulfil the security requirement, the system will ask you to select a new password.

On a Linux workstation

1. Log in to a Linux computer.

2. Start xterm or a similar terminal. If you use the Gnome desk environment, click on the desk with the right mouse button and select Open in Terminal.

3. Type passwd in the terminal window and press Enter.

4. Enter your old Aalto password when asked, and press Enter. Please note that the password is not shown on the display.

5. Type the new Aalto password you have selected twice.

6. Your password has now been changed. If your new password does not fulfil the security requirement, the system will ask you to select a new password.

Related instructions

Resetting the password, and a forgotten password

Your password requires resetting if you have not changed your password by the deadline. The password is valid for 730 days, after which it must be changed or your user ID will be automatically locked.

Changing a password

Passwords for Aalto’s usernames can be changed independently with Aalto Webmail, Aalto Workstation and in password.aalto.fi -portal.

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