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So here's the situation: I'm new to my job so I still have no idea what they are talking about like this one, my boss tells me to change my password in by SSH.

I don't know what the heck he meant by that. But he said that I'll ask some co workers later but I want to make an impression so I need to figure out this myself. A little help here would be really appreciated.

So if anyone here knows what I mean please guide me through this.

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This is a terrible idea. Just ask your peers or boss. You're not making any kind of good impression by asking Internet strangers how to do your job. There's no shame in admitting you don't know, unless you've previously lied about your level of competence in order to get the job. – meagar Mar 26 '13 at 17:49
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If you're on unix/linux, then login to your ssh server like this:

ssh -l <username> <servername>

this'll prompt you for password, if you have not yet transferred your ssh keys to the server. If you're on Windows, then use putty for doing the same.

Then after logging in, do this:


this will prompt your for your current password on the server and then new password

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shall i type it in the command prompt? it says there that ssh is not recognized as an internal command and should i include the <><>? im using windows – Belmark Mar 25 '13 at 15:40
No, you're not suppose to include <><>. I think you're on Windows, so install putty – Upasana Mar 25 '13 at 15:41
ill comment after i tried it ok? please dont go away sir. hehe – Belmark Mar 25 '13 at 15:42
sir there are lots of download links here which one should i pick? – Belmark Mar 25 '13 at 15:43
probably the first one, can't tell you as I've never used putty – Upasana Mar 25 '13 at 15:47

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