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User-specific information


This information is for users at Central Michigan University and Western Michigan University. Users with MSU NetIDs should disregard this information.

Contacting the HPCC for Help.

CMU Users: Please email for help with the HPCC systems.

WMU Users: Please email for help with the HPCC systems.

Changing your password:

First, connect to the HPCC using your credentials.  (For more information, see Connecting to the HPCC):


Use the passwd command on gateway:

Enter your old password.

Enter your new password

Password limitations


External user passwords are limited to eight characters. The system will check the password for common problems and reject any insecure choices.

Reenter your password.



It may take up to a hour for the password change to be propagated to all LDAP servers.

Using CMU nodes

Your account automatically has access to CMU nodes. The actual nodes assigned may vary depending on hardware availability.

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