to Use Your School of Information Account
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Accessing Your Account on a Mac
Part 1: Logging into your iSchool Account for the First Time (on a Mac)
1. Open the application Terminal, which can be found in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.
2. At the prompt, type ssh email@example.com (your_user_name is the login name you provided on the account sign-up form). Your initial password will be the last four digits of the student identification number you provided in your account sign-up form – this may be your Social Security Number, or this may be the 16-digit number from your UT ID card.
3. You will automatically be asked to create a new password. You will first be asked for your “(current) UNIX password” – this is the same password you just entered, the last four digits of the student identification number you provided in your account sign-up form. Then you will be asked for your “new UNIX password” – this password must be at least 6-8 characters long and cannot be a dictionary word. Remember your password! It may take you several attempts to create a suitable password. Here are some helpful hints: Try replacing an “I” or “L” with an exclamation mark, or an “S” with a dollar sign. The system will only allow you five trys to change your password before it disconnects you; you must then relogin. Once you’ve changed your password, don’t forget it!
After successfully changing your password, you will see a short message welcoming you to the UT Austin iSchool computing system: